The 2020 Session of the Florida Legislature is off and running.
On today’s Sunrise:
— Hitting the highlights of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ second annual State of the State address, as well as the response from Democratic leaders of the House and Senate. DeSantis asked lawmakers to pass a bill requiring employers to use the federal E-Verify system to screen all new hires, to pass a bill requiring parental consent for minors who want an abortion and bring more transparency to health care.
— Senate Democratic Leader Audrey Gibson is still waiting on the Governor to make good on promises he made during last year’s State of the State speech.
— House Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee said 20 years of Republican leadership in Tallahassee have been a disaster for working men and women struggling to make ends meet, while lawmakers bend over backward for corporations and the donor class.
— Also, an examination of the agendas laid out by the House Speaker José Oliva and Senate President Bill Galvano.
— Spoiler alert: Oliva has declared war on the health care industry.
— A Florida man is in jail for beating up an elderly Ocala man after stealing his balls at a golf club. Deputies say 22-year-old Tyler Dearden was taking golf balls from another man’s bucket.