Democrats Tangle on Records in Gubernatorial Debate

Democrats Tangle on Records in Gubernatorial Debate

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — In the midst of a firestorm about a reported lapse in background screenings for concealed-weapons licenses, four of the five top Democratic candidates vying to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott squared off in a debate Saturday night. Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach mayor […]

Journalists Critical of Tallahassee Democrat’s Defense of $10,000 Bill to Mayor Gillum’s Office for Stories

Journalists Critical of Tallahassee Democrat’s Defense of $10,000 Bill to Mayor Gillum’s Office for Stories

On Friday the Tallahassee Democrat published a 1,500 word defense of a $10,000 charge to Mayor Andrew Gillum’s office to publish stories favorable to a Gillum initiative. The relationship was discovered and reported by Tallahassee Reports. Editor William Hatfield authored the article and said the Tallahassee Democrat responded to TR’s findings “because we saw journalists […]

Florida Commission on Ethics Finds Probable Cause, Sends Fernandez Complaint to Evidentiary Hearing

Florida Commission on Ethics Finds Probable Cause, Sends Fernandez Complaint to Evidentiary Hearing

The Florida Commission on Ethics voted 8-0 today to accept staff’s probable cause recommendations related to a complaint filed against former Tallahassee City Manager Rick Fernandez. A finding of probable cause is not a determination that a violation has occurred. Such a determination is made only after a full evidentiary hearing on the allegations. Dr. […]