The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, December 8

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, December 8

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On December 13th, the Tallahassee City Commission will consider approving a leave buy-back option for general employees that will cost approximately $1.8 million.

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Power Forward Speaker Series, First Commerce, in partnership with the FSU Office of Research, is bringing the biggest and best business event yet to Tallahassee on January 30th at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.


The Chiles Timberwolves girls soccer team is off to a great start in the 2023-2024 season. Get the details.

Florida State head softball coach Lonni Alameda will add another honor to her already very impressive resume on Friday evening as she will be inducted into the 2023 NFCA Hall of Fame class. Alameda joins legendary coach JoAnne Graf as the two Seminole coaches to be named a NFCA Hall of Famer.

The No. 20 Florida State Women’s Basketball team (7-2) won 99-73 against Jacksonville University (3-5) on Thursday afternoon in an Education Game at the Donald L. Tucker Center.


Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo along with other lawmakers unveiled the senate’s “Live Healthy” policy proposal targeting many of the major healthcare issues that Florida is facing. “Live Healthy will expand Florida’s healthcare workforce with new opportunities for education, training and retention,” Passidomo said.

Gov. Ron DeSantis says he’d do whatever it takes to rescue the eight American hostages held by Hamas. That includes potentially sending U.S. troops to Israel, in the event he became President. “You do what you need to do, based on the circumstances to be able to get them home. But as Commander-in-Chief, there’s going to be plans, there’s going to be options and you have to vet that,” DeSantis said.

Veteran Republican strategist Phil Cox is joining Never Back Down, a super PAC supporting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ presidential bid, as the PAC looks to regroup following a series of leadership changes. Cox will be senior adviser to the group.


2 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, December 8"

  1. @John — the healthcare system suffers from the same problem as so many other programs in this country, that is too much “free money”. My grandmother went into the hospital with terminal cancer on June 1, 1963. She didn’t leave the hospital alive and passed away on Aug 1, 1963. The hospital bill, hand written on a pad similar to what a restaurant uses, was for less than $1,000. 61 nights in the hospital and the bill was under a grand.

    $1,000 won’t cover the cost of you spending an hour in the emergency room today. Now, we have all this free money in the system and nobody can afford their own health care.

  2. One of the major Healthcare Issues many Floridians face is NO Health Insurance…

    We can have the best Medical System in the World but it doesn’t help Floridians if they can’t afford or easily access it…

    Healthy Floridians DOES NOT equal GREAT Healthcare for all regardless of income level, race, gender, age, etc.

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