The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, December 29, 2023

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, December 29, 2023

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TPD officers were dispatched to St. Augustine Rd. after citizens reporting hearing gunshots.

During the beginning of the meeting several teachers spoke to the Board, expressing that teacher pay is not enough.


On Saturday at 4 p.m. the Seminoles will be in Miami Gardens to play Georgia in the Orange Bowl.


Florida lawmakers during the upcoming legislative session could look to address the problem of chronic absenteeism among public-school students.

Ron DeSantis is telling Iowans that Florida Republicans who didn’t support him in the 2018 gubernatorial primary regret it, by way of making his closing case in the Hawkeye State ahead of the Jan. 15 Republican caucuses.



Former President Donald Trump will not appear on the Republican ballot in Maine’s presidential primary after Secretary of State Shenna Bellows (D) ruled his role in the events of Jan. 6, 2021, made him ineligible under a clause in the 14th Amendment. The decision follows a ruling with similar effect by Colorado’s Supreme Court, and a decision by Michigan’s Supreme Court leaving him eligible for the primary race. 

US stock markets are on pace to wrap up the year with double-digit gains. The S&P 500, which is hovering near its all-time high, closed up 25% for the year yesterday. The technology-heavy Nasdaq closed up 45% for the year and is nearing its best year since 2003. The Dow closed up 14% for the year, setting a seventh record high for the month yesterday.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, convicted of coordinating the 2015 murder of her abusive mother, was released from Missouri state prison yesterday after serving seven years of a 10-year sentence. The 32-year-old Blanchard’s story garnered international attention via numerous documentaries, with a series of prison interviews set to air next week on Lifetime.

6 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, December 29, 2023"

  1. Yes, it is unconscionable with someone who allowed Waste Pro to perform at a substandard performance, high crime rate, lack of improvements on the Monroe Corridor, allowing panhandling which promotes human trafficking and on and on.

    Tax dollars pay for elected officials to attend junkets at Amelia Island and Sandestin.

    This is why we don’t have a convention center, performing arts center, low crime rate, etc. The disparity in deputies pay and Long’s salary is criminal.

  2. Bad teacher pay is a symptom of a flawed educational system.

    How else does one explain a system that encourages students become teachers without teaching them enough basic math and economics to know that the salary isn’t self supporting?

    Fire the teacher’s unions and save some dues money every month. That’ll at least help.

  3. If teacher pat isn’t enough, then go get a better paying job. When enough teachers leave, then they’ll get the idea. It’s been known for years what teacher don’t get paid well, yet there are those that still go into teaching, and as soon as they get there, they complain about pay. Doesn’t make a lot of sense to go into a profession knowing what the pay is like, and then complain about it once you’re there.

  4. On Saturday at 4:00 p.m. I’ll be on the golf course. I watched my last bowl game, last year. Honestly, I’m better off without them. I turned in 6 cable boxes and a 275 dollar a month xfinity bill when ESPN screwed us.

    Now I am pretty much down to Judge Judy, accuweather, and a small dose of Newsmax2 and I’m a lot happier for it.

    The Orange Bowl and the CFP can suck it!

    (Judge Judy is the only place left where you can be sure to get Justice)

  5. You don’t need to attend school to land a $50,000.00 per year career living on welfare which includes a lifetime of free medical care and top-shelf legal representation. Plus a covey of perks such as free cable TV and a cell phone. All you must do is get your voting rights restored and always vote Democrat.

    My point is these problems started getting out of control when Democrats made being on welfare more lucrative than working and when Democrats stopped enforcing the law.

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