The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, July 20

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, July 20


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On July 18th, Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson announced his intentions to seek re-election in 2024. “It is with honor and pride that I declare my intention to seek re-election as your City Commissioner, Seat 2. I have had the privilege of serving this community in various elected offices, but it has been my greatest honor to serve as your City Commissioner since 2014 representing your voices, values, and concerns as we move forward together,” stated Richardson in a campaign press release.

After a continued string of gun violence in Leon County, the Crime Prevention Task Force is calling on Leon County Legislative Delegation to work to repeal the permitless concealed carry law that went into effect in Florida on July 1. “We need to tell our legislators that Florida must not be the model that celebrates a culture of killing,” said Rev. RB Holmes, pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and task force member. “Can we stop it? If we could save one life.”


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the State of Florida paid off $400 million of the state’s debt through the Debt Reduction Program. The move will save Florida taxpayers approximately $34 million. Since DeSantis took office, Florida has paid down upwards of around $5 billion in state debt.

The State of Florida was recently rated as the top state economy in the Union. The rating from CNBC, however, gave Florida a “D” rating in the category of “Cost of Living.” Despite the high cost of living, more than 300,000 Americans have moved to Florida in 2022.

The Republican Party of Florida is now touting a 500,000 voter registration margin over Florida Democrats. Just in the month of June, the GOP gained over 45,000 new registrants and the Democrat Party lost over 93,000 registered voters.


Eight Florida State Seminoles will represent their home nations at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The four current athletes include Maria Alagoa(Portugal), Jody Brown (Jamaica), Onyi Echegini(Nigeria) and Heather Payne (Ireland). Former Seminoles Gabby Carle (Canada), Megan Connolly (Ireland), Cheyna Matthews (Jamaica) and Gloriana Villalobos (Costa Rica). 


6 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, July 20"

  1. To R. B. Holmes: by 4th grade, black youth are lagging behind in class. And it just gets worse from there until the Leon Co Sheriff Booking Report is filled with black faces. Not all fail but, the vast majority of crime is from the black community. It gets worse every day.

  2. Why doesn’t the Rev. Holmes convince his Flock to leave their Guns at HOME. Surely that could save MORE than one Life.

  3. One more comment about Rev. Holmes who so brilliantly stated, “If we could save one life.”

    With that logic, let’s outlaw cars, airplanes, motorcycles, unhealthy foods, lightning, sharks/snakes/alligators/dogs, etc. If we save just one life, isn’t it worth it?

    Short answer – NO.

  4. I’d ask Rev. Holmes, in the 20 days since the permit less concealed carry law went into effect, has there been any increase in gun-related crimes? If not, wouldn’t his focus be better spent on reducing the culture of violence that leads to gun-related crimes?

    It’s obvious he’s not attempting in any serious way to reduce gun violence. But he probably feels better about himself, so there’s that.

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