The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Thursday, Feb. 9

The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Thursday, Feb. 9


During a Tallahassee City Commission budget workshop on Wednesday, City Commissioner Jack Porter discussed the possibility of raising property taxes to pay for more city services. TR will have more on Porter’s comments later today.

The online real estate marketplace called Zillow has made big changes in the way Americans buy and rent homes. A corporate co-founder and former CEO of the company will be in Tallahassee later this month and shared a preview of what he’ll have to say.


Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation for Teachers, the largest teachers’ union in the country, visited Tallahassee to announce that two school district will be receiving grants from the AFT Innovation Fund. The school districts are Pinellas and Leon County Schools. While visiting, Weingarten called Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis a “bully” towards children. Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna was at the event to accept the grant and said, “I’m deeply concerned about the future of our public school system, given that the rhetoric we’re hearing from many elected officials is very disappointing, to say the least.”

The Florida Senate, in the Senate Fiscal Policy committee, is advancing legislation that would permit $10 million to be set aside for more transportation to ship illegal aliens out of Florida. “What we’re talking about is illegal immigrants. I don’t think anyone here has a problem with people taking the time and effort to come here legally,” said State Sen. Blaise Ingoglia.


Florida High School Athletic Association girls soccer state playoff matches were played Tuesday across the Big Bend. Winners include Chiles, LIncoln, Florida High and Maclay. Get the details.

Florida State football extended head football coach Mike Norvell to a multi-year extension. Norvell’s contract now runs through the year 2029. The new contract features a new compensation structure that averages $8.05 million per year. Florida State’s administration thanked Novell for his work so far and are looking forward to the success that is yet to come.

Florida State men’s basketball fell at home to the Syracuse Orange last night, 76-67. Matthew Cleveland earned his 11th double-double of the season, returning to a two-game streak of double figures in points and rebounds. Against Syracuse, he led the Seminoles with 19 points on nine field goals and pulled down 12 rebounds. The Noles take on the Pitt Panthers Saturday.


8 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Thursday, Feb. 9"

  1. “cookie-cutter sprawl” ooohh that makes me hungry for a snack. I’ll just find me a nice little watershed and forest to clearcut, just like the Ghazvinis and Boulos, to whet my appetite. The fat cat commissioners, no prob, they’ll go along with ignoring land development codes – afterall, they eat quite well on developers’ donations.

  2. HOW is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis a “bully” towards children? Is it because he doesn’t want CHILDREN being taught about Transgenderism or Gay Sex? Is it because he wants the Children to raise their Reading and Math skills to at least where they SHOULD BE?

  3. @Ann

    Great points. Developer influence is out of control in tally local gov and you can tell by the patterns you mention, aggressive cookie-cutter sprawl

  4. Jack Porter: If you want to raise the city’s property tax, then I will be forced to raise my rental costs within the city limits. I’ve kept it the same rate for the past 4 years because I really liked all the tenants, when I could have received more.
    Let’s keep squeezing in cookie-cutter homes that look exactly the same and raping the land — doesn’t that help the City of Tallahassee – isn’t that what the people on the dias are looking for $$$$???

  5. John Dailey already raised our taxes with the CSC property tax increase, supported by Dianne and Curtis Richardson.

    That wasn’t a theoretical budget discussion, that’s an actual tax increase that actually occurred.

    Curtis will have to explain why he supported raising our taxes in 2024. Matlow stood against the tax increase.

  6. Most of use are paying significantly more for Home Owner’s insurance. Tally city limit residents are about to get intercoursed with a property tax increase. Liberals love raising taxes while complaining about rent increases. Liberals will ignore the recession and raise taxes.

    Crime is not just for the 32304, anymore. Crime along Monroe north of I-10 is growing. The Northeast is no longer a free from crime area. And it is obvious to the most casual observer. And try to be home before dark if you live in Gadsden County.

    Crime pays. And our local governments are more interested in advertising on PBS, loaning money to buy appliances, grooming children, buying electric busses, turning the airport into the world’s largest junkyard, and wondering where $6.2 million dollars went.

    How do you lose $6.2 million and how did it take over a year to make the discovery. If Gov. DeSantas really wants to help us, he will do something about our local governing boards of a few people getting away with income redistribution.

    The hard working individual is under attack. Physical harm from crime. And fiscal attacks from liberal politians.

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