The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Tuesday, March 7

The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Tuesday, March 7


City Commissioner Jack Porter announced on Monday that she is seeking re-election to her seat on the Tallahassee City Commission. She filed the formal paper work with the Leon County Supervisor of Elections on February 24.

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The local Leon County Democratic Executive Committee issued a press release today urging the legalization of marijuana in Leon County. The press release notes that on February 27, 2023 the DEC voted unanimously to petition the Leon County Commission to decriminalize marijuana possession in Leon County, FL. 

Florida House and Senate members last week filed proposals that would increase state regulation of many municipal electric utilities. The proposals would ramp up the Florida Public Service Commission’s regulation of municipal utilities that serve electric customers outside of city boundaries, which includes Tallahassee.

After a vehicle crashed into Nims Middle School late last week it was determined that the driver was having a medical episode. The driver suffered no injuries, TPD said, but the crash caused structural damages to the building. 

One person was injured in a shooting in the 2800 block of Sharer Road. The shooting occurred around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. After arriving on the scene, officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound and began rendering aid until paramedics arrived. The man was transported to a local hospital, but his condition was not immediately available. 


Florida State Sen. Erin Grall filed legislation that would ban people from “willfully entering” such a facility, like a bathroom, designated for “the opposite sex.” Violators of this law could face second-degree misdemeanor charges and fines of up to $10,000. Grall’s bill posits that “females and males should be provided restrooms and changing facilities for their exclusive use in order to maintain public safety, decency, and decorum.”

Ahead of the Florida Legislative session that kicks off today, Florida’s cabinet members have their legislative priorities. CFO Jimmy Patronis is hoping to see Tik Tok banned from K-12 public schools calling it “digital fentanyl.” Attorney General Ashley Moody is hoping to crack down on actual fentanyl and human trafficking, and Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson is hoping to shield gun and ammo purchases from data collection and ban vital farmland from being bought by foreign interests.

Florida State University’s Seminole Legacy Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla. has been named one of the ‘Top 30 Golf Courses’ in Florida by, placing No. 15 on the prestigious list. The 2022-23 ranking by GOLF’s expert raters included both public and private golf courses across the Sunshine State. The course was designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus. 

FSU men’s basketball opens the ACC tournament today against Georgia Tech at 2:00 p.m. Florida State defeated Georgia Tech, 75-64, at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee on January 7, 2023, in the first meeting between the two teams earlier this season.


8 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Tuesday, March 7"

  1. Don’t forget Mayor Dailey’s closed door mtgs with FPL and the fact Mrs. Dailey is an FPL lobbyist. And now this law comes forth…there is no coincidence.

  2. Like a lot of folks, we lived on Lakeshore Drive for years. It’s in the county but forced to use city utilities.

    So we were just one family of thousands in the area that helped pay for city services through the city’s use of utility revenue that got zero benefit from it. Having been forced to pay the “fire services fee” while already supporting the city’s operating expenses just seems wrong.

  3. FPL meddling is 100% behind the politically motivated inquisition on City utilities. Why? Because they want your rates to be their profits. Pay close attention.

  4. FYI to all of our minority population of local conservatives, the few independents, and the majority population of raging emotion driven liberals and wokesters:
    A series of property tax incerases is 100% coming to us – one and all – without regard to your political leanings.
    Well now the local population will be given many many feel good reasons but thankfully you have Snidely here to tell you the 100% truth. Yes even before the property tax gouging begins.
    Here is the stinky truth my peeps:
    The Florida Legislature is taking a deep dive into Florida’s locally operated utility services. They have so far mentioned the woke @55 City of Gainsville as the top offender of diverting utility revenues into “non-utility” local funding spending.
    Of course everyone locally knows Tallahassee is a mirror image of Gainsville in the utility revenue diversion scam.
    That being said does anybody out there in Tally Reports Land think your local Nanny masters are NOT going to get out in front of the Legislative crackdown on utility revenue diversion and begin very soon proactively jacking up everybodys property tax?
    Just in case you can not see the connection let me go all elementry on you – 1.The Legislature puts out there that the local utility slush funding is likely going to be in jeporidy – 2. Where else can local Nannies get such a local slush fund? – 3. BINGO – Correct – You Got It – PROPERTY TAX!!!!!!!!!!
    Let me just go on the record right here and now: I Told You So!!!!!!

  5. To help the Farmers & Ranchers and hopefully convince them NOT to sell their land, I would propose that for every Acre that a Farmer grows Vegetables on, they get a $300 Tax Credit and for every Acre that a Rancher uses for Grazing, they get a $200 Tax Credit. Farmers usually divide their Land into two sections, one section gets Planted while the other section rejuvenates then the next Year it gets switched which it is why the Farmer gets $300 per Planted Acre. Just a thought.

  6. The local Democratic Party should renounce Biden, Buttigieg, Mayorkas, and Garland for dereliction of duty. Then call for the arrest of Pelosi for her disgraceful January 6th insight to riot insurrection.

  7. Just what Leon County needs…first, enabling the homeless to destroy our city, next legalizing marijuana. Good job, Democrats.

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