Tallahassee City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow announced on Monday night via his Twitter account that he is a candidate for the Chair of the Florida Democratic Party. The position is now open after Manny Diaz announced his resignation following a dismal performance by Democrats in statewide races.
On Tuesday, the Leon County School Board is scheduled to consider changes to a number of policies due to recently enacted laws by the Florida Legislature. None of the proposed changes were initiated by LCS officials. One of the policies being amended is related to Religious/Patriotic Ceremonies and Observances. See the proposed changes.
Tallahassee Police reported a total of 125 shootings in 2022, with 22 homicides and 96 shooting victims altogether. “That’s an issue we know where we have to have our community say enough’s enough,” said Chief Revell.
Tallahassee Police responded to a shooting Saturday night near Clay and Volusia Streets around 10:30 p.m. One man was injured after being shot in the thigh and was taken to an area hospital. No arrests have yet been made and a suspect description has yet to be publicly provided.
Florida Democrat Party Chairman Manny Diaz is resigning from his current position. Diaz said that he regrets stepping down but that he will continue to work to get Democrats elected in Florida. His resignation after the Florida Democrat Party faced one of the worst beatings they have faced in recent memory losing every statewide election and Republicans gaining a supermajority in both chambers of the Florida Legislature.
One Florida lawmaker is prioritizing legislation that would advance efforts to move Floridians away from septic systems and onto sewer systems. State Sen. Jason Brodeur chairs the Senate Agriculture, Environment and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee and said that they will be looking into the nutrient runoff that is affecting Florida’s waterways.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has selected anti-CRT activist Christopher Rufo to the Board of Trustees at New College of Florida. Rufo accelerated in popularity in recent years for his work highlighting CRT’s implementation across major institutions in the United States. “My ambition is to help the new board majority transform New College into a classical liberal arts institution,” Rufo said. “We are recapturing higher education.”
Sixteenth-ranked Florida State men’s tennis won their second match in three days defeating the Cal Bears 5-2 to sweep their weekend in Honolulu. The Seminoles won five of six singles competitions to earn the team victory after Cal gained the match’s initial point by winning at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Florida State takes the court again next Sunday, Jan. 15, for its home opener against No. 7 Georgia.