The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, March 17

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, March 17


Leon Circuit Judge Kevin J. Carroll died unexpectedly on Wednesday. His successor will be appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Trial Court Administrator Elizabeth Garber of the Second Judicial Circuit described Carroll as “a public servant of the highest order” who had served as a judge for more than 12 years.

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Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna spoke out against a Florida House proposal that will expand school-voucher programs and make every student eligible to receive taxpayer-backed scholarships, while the full Senate is poised to consider its version of the bill.


Florida’s transgender treatment ban goes into effect and Florida doctors could lose their medical licenses if they order puberty blockers, hormone therapy or surgery for minors diagnosed with gender dysphoria. Under the new rules, minors currently being treated with puberty blockers or hormone therapies would be allowed to continue the treatment. 

A six-week abortion ban moves forward in the Florida House. Three Florida Democrats introduced amendments to soften the bill’s impact, but all three were rejected. The bill’s Senate companion legislation is scheduled for its first committee meeting Monday. Florida’s current 15-week abortion ban is being challenged in the state Supreme Court. The court would need to uphold that current law for the proposed six-week ban to take effect if it’s signed into law.


Seventh seed FSU women’s basketball opens their NCAA Tournament against 10 seed Georgia Lady Bulldogs today at 1:30 p.m. from Iowa City, Iowa. This is the first matchup between FSU and Georgia in 12 years. The game can be heard on 96.5 The Spear or viewed on ESPN2. 

FSU baseball opens a three-game home series against Boston College today at 3:00 p.m. The Noles are coming off getting swept in a two-game series on the road at UCF in the middle of the week. FSU is 11-6 and 2-1 in ACC play. The games can be heard on 100.7 WFLA and viewed on the ACC Network. 


2 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, March 17"

  1. The transgender agenda is the most bizarre thing the world has every seen. Next alcoholics and drug addicts will be renamed and made a protected group.

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