House, Senate Far Apart On School Funding

House, Senate Far Apart On School Funding

TALLAHASSEE — Florida House and Senate leaders will go into budget negotiations hundreds of millions of dollars apart on spending for the state’s public schools. House Republicans on Wednesday released an initial proposal that calls for a $579.3 million increase next year in the key part of the budget for public schools, a 2.75 percent […]

Andrew Gillum’s Brother Removed From Florida Voter Rolls After Investigation

Andrew Gillum’s Brother Removed From Florida Voter Rolls After Investigation

Tallahassee Reports has confirmed that Mark Earley, the Leon County Supervisor of Elections, has removed Marcus Gillum, Andrew Gillum’s brother, from the Leon County voter rolls. The action by Earley comes after an investigative report by Tallahassee Reports which verified that Marcus Gillum voted as resident of Leon County – registered at a home once […]

Carlos Rey Joins Ethics Board After Unanimous Vote

Carlos Rey Joins Ethics Board After Unanimous Vote

The City of Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board voted to appoint Carlos Rey to fill a seat that is required to be chosen by the six Ethics Board members. Five of the nineteen applicants spoke at the Ethics meeting. After their comments, Board Chairman Richard Herring polled the members and Mr. Rey received five votes. After […]

Ethics Officer Failed to Disclose Personal Ties to Board Counsel Applicant During Selection Process

Ethics Officer Failed to Disclose Personal Ties to Board Counsel Applicant During Selection Process

Tallahassee Reports has learned that an applicant for the Board counsel position with the City of Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board represented the Board’s Ethics Officer, Julie Meadows-Keefe, in a personal legal matter within the last year. Meadows-Keefe failed to publicly disclose this relationship with John Reid, an applicant for Board counsel, during the Board’s selection […]