The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, January 3, 2024

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According to daily TPD incident reports tabulated by Tallahassee Reports, 2023 violent crime incidents (1,295) were up 13.6% when compared to 2022 violent crime incidents (1,140). See the numbers.

A fatal crash that took place on Saturday in Gadsden County resulted in the passing of one Tallahassee police officer.

Tourism in Tallahassee generated $1.35 billion in revenue in 2023 with 2.3 million people visiting the Capitol City last year.


Florida lawmakers will start the annual 60-day legislative session on Jan. 9, with Gov. Ron DeSantis giving his State of the State address. Here are 10 issues to watch during the session.

Gov. Ron DeSantis will have his one-on-one debate dreams fulfilled after all, as just he and fellow GOP primary candidate Nikki Haley will participate in CNN’s debate in Iowa on Thursday.


Harvard President Claudine Gay resigned yesterday, stepping down amid mounting claims of plagiarism and criticism over recent congressional testimony on campus antisemitism. It marks the shortest presidential tenure in the university’s history. 

Markets mostly down on first day of trading for 2024 (S&P 500 -0.6%, Dow +0.1%, Nasdaq -1.6%); Nasdaq records worst day since October (More).

Tesla meets sales target, selling more than 1.8 million vehicles in 2023; figure for the Elon Musk-led company is up almost 40% from 2022 (More).


5 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, January 3, 2024"

  1. People talk as though the good ol’ boy network never passed up a better qualified person to hire a buddy’s son, grandson or nephew. White guys practically invented nepotism and crony capitalism, so don’t act like DEI is the only or biggest evil at the table.

  2. To Proud Rural Redneck: D.E.I and FAA almost created the perfect storm or crash. Mr. Washington was the Biden Nominee for Director of the FAA. See You tube — Biden FAA nomination completely fails basic flying test. This nominee had absolutely no knowledge of aviation. And thankfully after being embarrassed by a couple of “our” Senators, he withdrew his nomination. ” Mr. Washington,do you know what Tango or Fox refers too ?”
    Help us all !

  3. “Harvard President Claudine Gay resigned yesterday.”

    In my opinion, her appointment and tenure exemplify the problems with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Just like with the appointments of Rachel/Richard Levine and Pete Buttigieg, Gay’s appointment had nothing to do with appointing the best candidate the institution could find. Her appointment was about appointing some one of specific race or class. In my opinion, D.E.I got her appointed and D.E.I. kept her employed. D.E.I. provides an excuse for hiring…it is more important to hire a black female than a white guy. And it provided the excuse for failure, we knew you were not qualified when we hired you so we knew you wouldn’t be able to do the job.

    This Country had better wake up. Education standards are lowering. For example, the local advertisement for colleges and technical schools stating no SAT/ACT exam required. It doesn’t matter if you are dumber than a sack of hammers, you can be (insert profession). Harvard, once a very prestigious University, employed a Dean who lied/plagiarized her college works and even today is being retained in their employ.

    Worry about D.E.I. being a part of the education your Medical Doctor received. Or how about the pilot flying the Airliner you are on? Better yet, let’s get D.E.I. involved in training our Air Traffic Controllers.

    Stop rewarding mediocracy.

  4. When it comes to Tourism in Tallahassee, some how $1.35 billion in revenue in 2023 was generated with 2.3 million people visiting last year. My question is simple: Did the City and County spend any Tax Dollars on any Advertising to get people to come here or were they already coming here or passing through? Why did they come here, was it College Sports and the Cross Country Event that happens here?

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