The Governing Council of Leon County’s Children’s Services Council (CSC) met on March 23rd and approved 3 consent items and voted on whether additional staffing positions would be necessary. In a previous meeting, the Executive Committee could not reach a consensus on the staffing proposal.
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Leon County’s new Council on the Status of Men and Boys is taking the next step in its efforts to curb gun violence. It’s trying to get buy-in from the service providers who work with at-risk young people and their families. Those key stakeholders came together on Wednesday.
A federal judge has delayed the trial of a man accused of threatening to commit a mass shooting on FSU’s campus. Federal agents say he posted a picture of a rifle threatening to commit the atrocity. FSU was not mentioned by name, but the address listed in the post was FSU’s main address. The man was set to stand trial beginning in early April, and now the trial is set to begin in June.
The Florida Senate is going to be considering legislation that will lower the jury vote threshold for death sentences. The bill was inspired after one vote kept execution from taking place for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assailant in Parkland. The bill would establish that eight of 12 jurors must agree on the death penalty.
After years of funding, the fight over the fate of Enterprise Florida and VISIT FLORIDA returns. The budget proposal from the Florida House Transportation and Economic Development budget cuts funding for Enterprise Florida, and Florida House Speaker Paul Renner is seeking to also eliminate funding for VISIT FLORIDA. Renner said that Enterprise Florida “has overpromised and underdelivered.”
The NAACP has officially issued a travel warning for people considering moving or visiting Florida, especially for minorities. They said the impetus for issuing the warning is for what they call the state government targeting “diversity and racial issues.”
No. 7 Florida State softball is hitting the road to take on No. 15 Duke Blue Devils in order to take on its 10th ranked opponent of the season. The series will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday with ACC Network having the coverage.
Florida State baseball is also hitting the road to take on the No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers. The first game takes place this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. and the rest of the games can be heard on 100.7 WFLA.