Leon Schools Graduation Rate Falls 3.7%, Ranks 7th in State

Leon Schools Graduation Rate Falls 3.7%, Ranks 7th in State

On January 10th, the Florida Department of Education released graduation data that shows, after years of increases, the graduation rates for Leon schools fell 3.7% in 2016-17. The graduation rate fell to 88.6% from 92.3% in 2015-16. Florida’s statewide graduation rates rose to 82.3 percent, an increase of 1.6 percentage points over last year. Last […]

Numbers Show the Fallacy of Tallahassee’s “Fastest Growing Economy” Claim

Numbers Show the Fallacy of Tallahassee’s “Fastest Growing Economy” Claim

As local officials continue to make unsubstantiated claims about the cause of the growth in Tallahassee’s local economy, additional research by Tallahassee Reports sheds light on the driving factors behind the claim that Tallahassee has the fastest growing economy in the state of Florida. The new research indicates approximately 30-40% of the growth in the […]

City’s Solar Farm Meeting Confirms Foreign Ownership, No New Jobs, $9 Million Tax Credit

City’s Solar Farm Meeting Confirms Foreign Ownership, No New Jobs, $9 Million Tax Credit

The City of Tallahassee hosted a community meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Tallahassee International Airport where Origis Energy provided an overview of the recently completed solar farm and an update on the expansion of the solar program. The meeting also allowed project managers to share details about the new solar farm and answer […]

Mayor Gillum’s Office Buys Facebook Ads to Promote Controversial GDP Claim

Mayor Gillum’s Office Buys Facebook Ads to Promote Controversial GDP Claim

Tallahassee Reports has learned that the Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, is spending city funds to promote a controversial claim about Tallahassee’s local economy. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the Tallahassee GDP per capita grew faster than in any of the other 21 MSA’s in the state of Florida in 2016. However, further […]

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