On the eve of Session, The Capitol complex was teeming with teachers asking lawmakers to do a better job funding education. Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran issued some vague threats about it being an “illegal teacher strike” that could lead to firings; Senate Democrats say that’s ridiculous. They’re also offering an alternative to the Gov. Ron DeSantis’ $900 million teacher pay package.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The Sierra Club of Florida delivers a report card to DeSantis, giving him a “D” on environmental issues during his first year in office.
— A Senate committee approves Alyssa’s Law, requiring panic alarms in public schools.
— Backers of the only recreational marijuana amendment that had a chance of making the ballot in 2020 said they’re not going to make the deadline. So, they’re holding off until 2022
— Correspondent Noah Pransky talks about a different kind of political poll.
— And two Florida Man stories: One faces jail time for spitting; the other for pooping.