The Tallahassee City Commission will hold a regular meeting at city hall today at 3 pm. The issue related to the Citizens Police Review Board is expected to draw a number of public speakers.
Leon County Schools announced they are implementing new safety procedures in middle and high schools beginning January 1. Superintendent Rocky Hanna noted the rise of firearms being found on school campuses propelled the district to make this decision and will include K-9 patrol units and hand-held metal detectors.
The Living Christmas Story returns to Killearn Methodist Church in Tallahassee’s Killearn Estates neighborhood this Friday through Sunday. Visitors can enjoy the sights and sounds of Bethlehem in their own vehicle or on a hayride. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for a limited time each night, and you should plan to arrive early because the lines can get long. The church is at 2800 Shamrock St. S in Tallahassee. Click here for more information.
The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case regarding two Leon County officer-involved shootings today which asks if Marsy’s Law protects law enforcement officers. The City of Tallahassee is seeking to get the names of the officers publicly disclosed while the attorneys for the Florida Police Benevolent Association are arguing against disclosure.
Senate President Kathleen Passidomo and Speaker of the Florida House Paul Renner issued a proclamation calling for a Special Legislative Session on the issue of property insurance and the goal of reducing costs. Renner said, “We will not allow Florida’s insurance market to fail.” The special session will take place from December 12-16 and lawmakers will also consider toll relief for commuters, and more aid to those impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole.
Senate Committee assignments have been announced and Senate President Kathleen Passidomo selected State Sen. Corey Simon will serve as one of the chief minds behind education policy in the state’s K-12 schools. Simon recently defeated incumbent State Sen. Loranne Ausley for the District 3 seat.
A new poll shows Utah Republicans now prefer Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2024 presidential preference primary. The survey from the Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics shows DeSantis leading Trump with 29 percent, 19 percent for Trump, and 12 percent for former Congresswoman Liz Cheney. DeSantis continues to shoot down 2024 speculation while Trump has already thrown his hat into the ring.
Florida State soccer midfielder Jenna Nighswonger was selected as an Academic All-American by the College Sports Communicators. Nighswonger was named to the Second team on Tuesday. Nighswonger has a 3.94 GPA in finance and started in all 22 games she played in for the Seminoles during the 2022 season.
Florida State football quarterback Jordan Travis announced he will be returning to FSU for one more season, earlier this week. Pro Football Focus ranks Travis has the third-highest ranked Power Five quarterback in the country after throwing for over 2,700 yards, 22 touchdowns to only four picks.