On April 3rd, the Leon County Children’s Services Council (CSC) Finance and Budget Committee held a meeting and discussed the staffing allocations for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Get the details.
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Tonight, The Village Square’s annual town hall will take place. The event invites commissioners from the City of Tallahassee and Leon County to have a constructive (and neighborly) discussion about where we are, where we’re going and what the challenges out there on the horizon might be.
Two Florida Democratic leaders – Democrat party chair Nikki Fried and Senator Lauren Book – were arrested Monday with a group of protesters outside city hall. The group was advocating for abortion access due to the proposed six-week ban on abortion that was passed in the Senate earlier in the day. Read TPD’s press release on the issue.
Read TR’s news briefs from the Leon County School Board meeting that took place on March 30, 2023.
A local pharmacist has been ordered to remain behind bars until the trial. William Head was arrested last month and charged with 11 felonies. He’s accused of violating a domestic violence injunction and he’s facing drug, gun, and explosives charges too. The judge also ordered Head to undergo a competency evaluation. No future court dates have been scheduled yet.
Tallahassee Classical School is now facing questions of compliance as they received a letter from Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna inquiring as to the status of their board. Hanna stated that the TCS contract requires them to notify Leon County Schools when changes to the board are made. A fifth member of the board is listed on their site and Hanna claims TCS “is out of compliance with both the contract and Florida law.”
The Florida House has passed a $113 billion budget with more funding for schools and health care providers, but also containing key differences with the alternative budget passed by the Senate. The budget includes $21 billion for K-12 schools, which equates to $8,707 per student, about a $459 increase on the current year. The budget passed unanimously but Florida Democrats are still opposed to many of the provisions in the budget related to illegal alien crackdowns and school choice issues.
The feud between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Walt Disney World continues. Now, DeSantis is ordering an investigation into potential civil and criminal breaches by outgoing Reedy Creek Improvement District board for essentially being and acting like a de facto government. The investigation will focus on the legality of a contract between Disney and RCID that granted the company more developmental control over the area and any financial benefits derived by the entities.
FSU baseball lost at home to the Jacksonville Dolphins last night 5-4. A first inning grand slam gave the Dolphins just enough of a cushion to withstand the FSU making a come-from-behind effort. The Seminole bullpen only allowed on run in 8.1 innings pitched, a solo shot in the fifth inning, FSU hosts the Clemson Tigers in a three game series starting Thursday night.