Wednesday marks the halfway point: Day 30 of the 60-day Session. This is when the political roller coaster kicks into high gear. It’s also the day of the annual Capitol Press Corps Skits.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— There’s been a newfound acceptance of drones in the state Legislature. At first, lawmakers had imposed limits on uncrewed aircraft over fears about surveillance from above by the police state. But now they’re considering exemptions for everything from law enforcement to python hunting.
— It’s budget time in The Capitol. The House and Senate will approve two different versions of the new spending plan, then spending the final month of Session playing a behind-the-scenes version of Let’s Make a Deal. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried hopes she’s not traded away in the process.
— Police in Jacksonville arrested a man accused of running a van through a volunteer tent at a GOP voter registration event. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
— Fed up with standard cable news stations? There's something new on the lineup. BNC — the Black News Channel — launches today from their studios in Tallahassee, covering community issues often ignored by the mainstream media.
— Republican political consultant Anthony Pedicini talks about life, the universe and Florida politics.
— The latest on Florida Men, featuring a voodoo death and first-grade meth.