Senate President Bill Galvano meets with reporters for breakfast and a preview of the upcoming Legislative Session.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— State employees get an end-of-the-year bonus. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that they will not have to work on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. The union that represents those workers says that while it’s nice — a raise would be better. They are holding a rally today on the steps of the old Capitol.
— State economists issue a forecast before Session starts; it hasn’t changed much since the summer and it’s still somewhat gloomy.
— Part 2 of a Sunrise interview with GOP icon Mac Stipanovich, who helped pave the way for the Republican takeover of Tallahassee. Stipanovich is NOT happy with the direction his old party is taking, calling Donald Trump an existential threat to our democracy.
— More Florida Men hijinks: A Winter Park man acting unsavory in a local Walmart and a Pasco County man who shot himself while “playing cowboy.”