Florida’s Emergency Operations Center is gearing up for the Super Bowl — just in case.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— A Senate committee approves a bill that would allow the early release of inmates 65 and older. They also want to speed up the release of inmates with terminal illnesses, so the state doesn’t have to pay for their health care.
— Another Senate committee approves a bill to spare VISIT FLORIDA from the budget ax.
— While the House and Senate always open floor sessions with a prayer, lawmakers don’t always like what they hear. Sunrise examines why.
— Florida Politics publisher Peter Schorsch drops in to talk about the latest goings-on in Tallahassee.
— A Florida Woman loses her job at a day care center for writing a note on the belly of an 18-month-old informing the child’s mother she was out of diapers. The big, black letters covered most of the toddler’s torso. The teacher was fired, and the director of the Children's Education Center on Sanibel Island apologized to the mom.