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During the Leon County Commission Budget Workshop, elected officials voted to hold the property tax at the current rate – which will raise an additional $12 million – and to award a 5% across the board salary increase Get the details.
Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna has reached an agreement with the Florida Department of Education (DOE). The agreement is the result of an investigation that determined there was probable cause to justify sanctions against Hanna. The settlement includes two years probation, a $1,000 fine to be paid during the probationary period and Hanna must take college-level classes in education leadership and education ethics.
Tallahassee City Commission has been sued by a man who claimed the commission violated Florida law by failing to fill vacancies on the city’s Code Enforcement Board. Nicholas Warren stated he applied for an open seat on the board in July 2021 but the seat has still not been filled.
A new poll from the Republican Party of Florida indicated nine out of 10 respondents to the survey indicated that they do not hold a “great deal of confidence” that the judiciary operates with fairness and equality to all Americans. “People are very upset and concerned about the unequal justice that’s being carried out when it comes to conservatives versus liberals,” Florida GOP Chair Ziegler told The Florida Standard.
After Hunter Biden reached a plea deal on multiple criminal charges, including misdemeanor tax offenses and a felony charge for possessing a weapon as a drug user, Florida Sen. Rick Scott called it a “slap on the wrist for Hunter Biden while ‘The Big Guy’ continues to hunt down his top political opponent. This doesn’t show equal justice. It’s a mockery of our legal system by a family that has no respect for our laws.”
Meridian Park Baseball’s All-Stars are returning to the Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven, Mississippi. The teams are scheduled to play from June 26-July 1. This year three teams are going: 11U, 12U, and 14U.