The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Wednesday, Feb. 8

The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Wednesday, Feb. 8


The re-election campaign of Leon County Commissioner Brian Welch is reporting that the campaign collected a total of $62,815 in contributions from over 200 donors in the first month of fundraising. Welch announced is intention to run for re-election earlier this year.

American Federation Teacher union leader Randi Weingarten slams Ron DeSantis as bully, promises teacher recruitment grants for two Florida districts, including Leon County. Get the details.

A man set to be executed for a Tallahassee murder later this month is now appealing to the Florida Supreme Court. Donald Dillbeck’s legal team filed the notice of appeal late Monday. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Dillbeck’s death warrant after being on death row for over 30 years. He was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Faye Vann in 1990. Right now, the Florida Supreme Court’s docket lists Dillbeck’s death penalty case as “active” but does not yet list a hearing date.


Florida State Rep. Fred Hawkins, the bill sponsor for the state takeover of Walt Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, said the debt burden will not fall to the local taxpayer. “People say why wouldn’t this be voter-approved? Why wouldn’t you allow the voters of Osceola and Orange to do this?” Hawkins asked rhetorically. “Well, then that would make them responsible for the debt if we allowed a voter referendum.”

Florida lawmakers are also considering a bill aimed at “protest judges” who ignore a jury’s recommended death sentence to explain their decision in writing. “If any judge deviates from a jury recommendation of death to impose a life sentence instead, he or she should explain, in writing, the reasoning to the victim’s families and the community they serve,” said Sen. Blaise Ingoglia.


The full Florida State baseball game times and TV schedule has been announced. Nearly all of FSU’s games will be broadcast on the ACC Network or the ACC Network Extra.

Florida State men’s basketball plays host to the Syracuse Orange tonight at 7:00 p.m. The Seminoles’ game against the Orange is the only regular season game between the two teams and The Seminoles hold a winning advantage in the series by a 3-2 margin in games played at the Donald L. Tucker Center.


3 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Wednesday, Feb. 8"

  1. “I’ve got an idea (sarcasm), let’s throw 6.2 million at the homeless problem”

    Here’s a better idea if you ask John Dailey, let’s throw $20 million of our tax money to FSU for luxury stadium seats.

  2. “The trip to ride “Ole Sparkie” shouldn’t take more than 10 years.” And afterwards they find the exonerating DNA results…too bad so sad

  3. Walt Disney is rolling over in his grave knowing that his Kingdom has become a threat to children.

    30 years on Deathrow is too long. The process needs streamlined. The trip to ride “Ole Sparkie” shouldn’t take more than 10 years.

    The Teacher’s Union is a large part of all the problems our education system faces.

    I’ve got an idea (sarcasm), let’s throw 6.2 million at the homeless problem and let’s just issue civil citations instead of criminally charging our black youth. It is bad enough that every day the amount of arrest in Leon Co fills 3 to 6 pages.

    I have no sympathy for all you liberals that keep voting in these weak on crime politicians.

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