Florida News that impacts you – October 9th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Today is the first day of in-person classroom education in Broward County’s public schools. With Broward online, it’s the first time all 67-school districts have offered classroom education options since the lockdowns began in March.
- The investigation into the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition’s effort to payoff debts of selective felons with the purpose of having them vote in November 3rd's election has exited the review phase and entered the information gathering phase. According to the FDLE, In a preliminary inquiry — where we are now — we start to obtain documents and conduct research. The expansion of the investigation suggests potential impropriety has taken place. Over $22 million has been used to pay off debts of minority felons who unlawfully registered to vote earlier this year. Michael Bloomberg has funded the effort by approximately $17 million, other top donors include Lebron James, John Legend and the Miami Heat.
- Next week’s debate originally scheduled to take place at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami has officially been canceled. This comes on back of the Presidential Debate Commission’s unilateral decision to change the format to a virtual setting which President Trump has rejected.
- The Burmese python recently captured by sanctioned hunter Kevin Pavlidis, who has captured over 400 pythons, was confirmed to be a record setter according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Measuring 18 feet - 9 inches and weighing in at 104 pounds – it's the largest snake ever captured in the Everglades. Additionally, it was a female which FWC called a triumph for Florida’s native wildlife.