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The local government calendar is full this week. The Leon County Commission meets on Tuesday at 3 p.m., and the Leon County School Board meets at at 6p.m. On Wednesday, the Tallahassee City Commission meets at 3 p.m. and on Thursday the Community Redevelopment Agency meets at 9:30 a.m.
The local Democratic party recently proclaimed Tallahassee a “progressive City” and trashed Republican voters and the Mom’s for Liberty group.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
After Florida State football’s blowout win over Virginia Tech on Saturday, Florida State soccer defeated the Boston College Eagles 6-0 on Sunday afternoon. This marks the Seminole’s fourth straight win over the Eagles, and FSU has outscored the Eagles 16-1 in the last three meetings.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has condemned pro-Hamas rallies that took place across Florida over the weekend, including in Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale. DeSantis said that Hamas is “a terrorist group that is dedicated to the destruction of Israel and committing atrocities to further that end.”
Similarly, DeSantis said that the Hamas attacks are equivalent to 9/11 for Israel. He continued by saying that he stands with them and that the United States recognizes Israel’s right to defend their nation.
Florida State House Democrat Leader Fentrice Driskell said she is confident that a federal court will rule against the DeSantis administration and the state in their congressional redistricting effort from last year. But Driskell said there’s a difference between the policy disagreement House Democrats maintained regarding the maps drawn by the Republican Legislature and the one later produced by DeSantis’ staff.
No Casinos, Inc., the group behind a 2018 ballot measure opposing gambling expansion, seeks to support a legal challenge against a deal granting the Seminole Tribe control over sports betting in Florida. The 2021 compact between Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Seminole Tribe, and state lawmakers allowed the tribe to offer sports betting, craps, and roulette while pledging substantial payments to the state, but legal disputes have put sports betting on hold.