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On May 1st, the Children’s Services Council (CSC) Finance and Budget Committee held a meeting and reviewed their updated 2022/2023 Fiscal Year Budget. See the numbers.
A Tallahassee woman has been arrested for assaulting Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz during a Miramar Beach festival. Forty-one year old Selena Chambers “intentionally threw a glass of wine at Representative Gaetz after shouting obscenities at him.” She was charged with “battery on an elected official and issued a $1,000 bond” before being released the following day.” Gaetz said he will be pressing charges and described the woman as a “left-wing author.”
The Leon County Commission opted to allocate $25,000 to installing street lights at Leon County school bus stops in rural areas. County Commissioner Christian Caban said that new street light developments in rural and unincorporated communities will now require developer “land code” plans to include street lighting for youth bus stops.
Florida lawmakers have agreed to a $116 billion budget in the legislative session’s final week. Among some of the initiatives receiving funding include increased crackdowns on approximately 800,000 illegal aliens, going after Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs at state universities. One of the other bills passed early this week is lowering the rifle purchasing age from 21 to 18. The budget is $1 billion more than what Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis requested. DeSantis still holds the constitutional ability to issue line-item vetoes to budgetary items.
The Florida Legislature is also sending a bill to Gov. DeSantis’s desk that would add more limits to school board terms. The bill would limit the terms to eight years, just one year after DeSantis signed a bill lowering the term length to 12 years. The bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 30-7, with the seven votes coming from Democrats.
Florida State’s Ismael Kone and Jeremiah Davis were named Men’s ACC Track & Field Runner and Field Performers of the week after their performances at the Texas Invitational in Austin, Tex. this past weekend. Kone ran the third fastest 100 meter in the country and Davis swept the long and triple jumps in FSU’s final regular season meet.
Tonight No. 3 ranked FSU softball travels to Gainesville to take on the No. 17 ranked Florida Gators. The two teams played just last week in Tallahassee as the Seminoles came away victorious with a 5-3 win over the Gators. This marked the Seminoles’ fourth-straight win over the Gators which tied for the Seminoles’ longest winning streak in the series. Tonight’s game starts at 6:00 p.m. on ESPNU.