The City of Tallahassee has filed a motion to dismiss the amended lawsuit of former Citizens Police Review Board member Taylor Biro. The issue stems from 2022 when Biro was dismissed for allegedly having an anti-police sticker on her cup during the CPRB board meeting. In its new motion, the city contends a judge already decided Biro did not lay out enough of a case for retaliation.
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A judge decided Tuesday not to block the City of Tallahassee from enforcing a vacate order on the City Walk Urban Mission, and the homeless shelter could be in danger of shutting its doors.
An appeals court has upheld the 2021 conviction of former Tallahassee businessman J.T. Burnette. In a 53-page opinion, the court rejected all of Burnette’s arguments and upheld guilty verdicts for extortion, bribery and lying to the FBI. Burnette is currently serving a three-year prison sentence. The Bureau of Prisons web site indicates Burnette is currently at a minimum-security prison camp in Montgomery, Alabama with a scheduled release date of February 9, 2024.
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At their April 10th meeting, the CSC Leon Executive Committee discussed their existing purchasing policy and establishing a new travel policy. According to staff, the travel policy will be used to authorize and obtain reimbursement of travel expenses for employees of the CSC Leon. The traveler must choose the most economical method of travel for each trip.
Equality Florida and the Florida Immigrant Coalition, along with the NAACP in previous months, have issued an “advisory warning for travel” to Florida. The Florida Immigrant Coalition said that “travel to all areas of Florida should be done with extreme caution as it can be unsafe for people of color, individuals who speak with an accent, and international travelers.” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called it all “a joke.”
A Melbourne Republican has announced he is seeking to primary Florida Sen. Rick Scott. Keith Gross, a lawyer head of Gross Law Group in Melbourne, announced his candidacy on YouTube. An op-ed recently penned by Gross takes aim at Scott for his openness to re-evaluate his position regarding Social Security. Gross is insisting that Social Security is “a return on our investment. Social Security is a promise made to workers by our government and our nation must keep its promises.”
Florida State women’s golf is heading into the ACC Championship hoping to overcome five straight second-place finishes. The No. 11 Noles will have to compete against No. 2 Wake Forest and a number of other teams in the country’s best women’s golf conference. The Noles tee off today at 8:50 a.m. at the Sedgefield Country Club.