The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, June 14

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, June 14


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On Tuesday, the Leon County Commission held a regular meeting. Read about what happened in TR’s Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs.

A man was retained at Astoria Park Elementary Tuesday morning, the district announced. A man was experiencing a mental crisis around 10:00 a.m. which caused the school to be placed in a lockdown. A Leon County Schools guardian interacted with the man and said “It was not a calm interaction.” TPD said the man will not be charged at this time and it is unclear why he was at the school.

After last Saturday’s shooting at Blairstone at Governor’s Square Apartments, it was determined that a man was hot in the stomach during the altercation. “Preliminary findings indicate there was a verbal dispute and at some point a firearm was produced,” the TPD statement said. No arrests have yet been made.


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently stated that he would use the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights to target Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives if elected president. “Yes, of course, you don’t discriminate against a racial minority,” DeSantis said. “But you also have to look at corporate America, government, academia, how they are wielding things like DEI in a discriminatory manner against other people. And so we will say no tolerance for discrimination of all kind, regardless of whether you’re in the majority or the minority.”

Trulieve has contributed another $550,000 in May to the  Smart & Safe Florida political committee with the goal of legalizing recreational marijuana. Notably, Trulieve announced earlier this month that Smart & Safe had gathered and submitted more than enough verified signed petitions to place the measure on the ballot. But the initiative still must pass muster with the Florida Supreme Court.


FAMU baseball had four players named to MLB’s HBCU Swingman Classic, the game to be played on MLB Network during All-Star Week. The HBCU Swingman Classic highlights the history and legacy of HBCU baseball programs and gives 50 HBCU baseball players to play on national television.


10 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, June 14"

  1. “On Tuesday, the Leon County Commission held a regular meeting.”

    The clown car needed to have the oil changed, tires rotated etc…etc… Tuesday was as good a day as any…

  2. @Ed Lyle

    They seem pretty clear why they’re against the tax hike: people don’t want it, city execs are inefficient and wasteful, it will raise costs etc

    Are you for the tax increase? Or would you vote with Matlow and Porter in opposing it?

    Porter has earned our trust. Guarantee the clowns running against her would vote with the majority and take more prop tax $ from us than they already are!

  3. The progressive Marxicrats on the Commission are only voting against the tax increase because they know the votes are already there to pass it, and yet at the same time, toss a surreptitious bone to their maniac minions who also hate law enforcement. Voting against it allows them to pretend they are fiscally responsible in hopes of drawing in the independent and right-leaning voters.

    I think they identify as transconservative.

  4. With all these Subdivisions being built full of High Dollar Homes over the past 4 to 5 Years, our Property Taxes should be going DOWN, not up. STOP WASTING OUT TAX DOLLARS.

  5. Another tax increase session today, where 3 commissioners continue to support raising taxes. Kudos to Porter and Matlow for standing up to it.

    Redistributing $10 million more tax dollars because the PBA union wants more dues is not the way forward.

  6. Trulieve has contributed another $550,000 in May to the Smart & Safe Florida political committee with the goal of legalizing recreational marijuana. = GEE, this should be interesting……….

    Florida-based Trulieve, already the largest medical marijuana operator in the state, officially became the nation’s biggest cannabis retailer after recently closing on a $2.1 billion merger with former competitor Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.

    “Notably, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has some regulatory oversight of the medical marijuana industry, while she is also deeply enmeshed in what can only be described as a glaring conflict of interest. Fried is not only in an ongoing romantic relationship with Jake Bergmann, a marijuana industry investor and former executive, but she also has a more direct tie to Trulieve in the form of stock ownership with its newly acquired asset, Harvest Health & Recreation. Fried’s most recent financial disclosure showed she still owned $130,000 in Harvest Health stock.”

  7. Might want have a proof read before publishing: “a man was hot in the stomach during the altercation”.

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