The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, June 2

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, June 2


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City Commissioner Jack Porter has joined dozens of residents at Lake Bradford Estates in raising concerns about conditions and costs at the mobile home park.

A woman has died as a result of a shooting in a south Tallahassee neighborhood on Wednesday. The shooting took place just before 7 p.m. in a residence on the 800 block of Cochran Drive, a road in the Apalachee Ridge Estates neighborhood near Jack McLean Jr. Park. The woman was transported to a hospital after the shooting where she was pronounced dead.

FAMU students were in federal court yesterday as part of a lawsuit against the Florida Board of Governors where they allege FAMU has been underfunded as a result of “institutional racism” and discrimination. FAMU students are suing the state for $1.3 billion. That’s how much they claim FAMU has been underfunded compared to the University of Florida.


Enterprise Florida is officially a defunct agency and the Department of Economic Opportunity has been renamed back to its original name: the Department of Commerce. Some of Enterprise Florida’s responsibilities were absorbed into the Department of Commerce. House Speaker Paul Renner, a Palm Coast Republican, pushed for the measure as one of his top priorities. In his speech on the opening day of the Regular Session in March, he said Enterprise Florida had “overpromised and underdelivered.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was named a “special guest” to the Moms for Liberty national summit in Philadelphia. He was a headliner at the event in Tampa last year. “Our Florida moms began referring to Governor DeSantis as the ‘Parent’s Governor’ over two years ago when he stepped up to protect children in Florida from (COVID vaccine) mandates, masks and harmful ideologies in schools,” said Moms for Liberty in an email.


Jamey Shouppe and the FAMU Rattlers are taking on the Florida Gators in each team’s first game of the NCAA Tournament in the Gainesville Regional. FAMU has one all-time win against Florida ins 30 games. Caleb Granger is taking the mound for the Rattlers and the Gators are sending Jac Caglianone to the rubber. The game is at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN+.

FSU softball won in blowout fashion in their first game in the Women’s College World Series. They defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys 8-0 in 6 innings. Their next game is slated for 7:00 pm on ESPN and will face the winner of Washington v.s. Utah. 


5 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, June 2"

  1. On another note: WAY TO GO FSU SOFTBALL LADIES! I never even thought about ladies softball. Then I had the opportunity to attend the WCWS tournament a few years back down south. These gals got game let me tell ya.

    Go Get’em Ladies!

  2. The report tells us that a woman has been shot and killed in a residence. Nothing to tell us if it was a suspected suicide or if there’s a murderer running around loose.

    So the Department of Commerce, later the Agency for Workforce Innovation and the the Department of Economic Opportunity, has gone home and is again simply the Department of Commerce. Good on them.

    I don’t know anything about the validity of the underfunding claims made by the FAMU students, but as one of the people that pays more taxes than he consumes I suggest that we solve the issue by merging FAMU into FSU. It’s silly and hugely wasteful to have two state funded universities less than a mile apart, declaring one an honorarium to the black population while simultaneously denying the black/white issue. If FAMU were not an HBCU there would be few arguments about merging the two institutions.

  3. @ David… you are 100% correct, sir. Aside from using tax dollars to subsidize the land purchase and construction costs of housing – or – using tax dollars to build and subsidize rents in government housing (formerly known as “projects”)… there is absolutely nothing local governments can do to “create” affordable and/or workforce housing.

    No matter how they spin it, the only way they can impact housing costs is by legislating rent or housing cost control measures – or – by direct tax dollar subsidies. Either way, we taxpayers will unfairly and unjustly shoulder the burden.

  4. “City Commissioner Curtis Richardson said affordable housing is a top priority for the city, second only to public safety.”

    And YET, you all are putting it off until NEXT Year, AGAIN……..

    There is no such thing as “Affordable Housing” for Low Income Family, None.

  5. FAMU is a “pay your fees and get your B’s” university. Secretly, employers avoid FAMU grads when hiring.

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