On January 9th, the Tallahassee-Leon County Local Planning Agency will hold a workshop to address the proposed eight 2024 Cycle Comprehensive Plan Amendments. Get the details.
Steve Stewart comments on discipline issues in Leon County schools – two minute video clip.
A tabulation of TPD crime incident reports, indicate a 9.1% increase assaults and a 19.8% in robberies. More details here.
Tallahassee officials are commemorating 200 years of being the state’s capital. The city’s official birthday is not until March 4th, but leaders kicked things off on Sunday as locals welcomed the new year with a community party at Cascades Park.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
Former Florida State QB Tate Rodemaker is reportedly interested in visiting the South Carolina Gamecocks this weekend. The Gamecocks are in the process of replacing veteran quarterback Spencer Rattler, who declared for the 2024 NFL Draft.
Florida’s Surgeon General is asking the federal government to stop using most COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Joseph Ladapo is raising concerns over the safety of the approved Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. The shots were the first to use mRNA. Ladapo sent a letter last month to the FDA and CDC claiming DNA fragments were recently found in those vaccines.
Multiple Florida lawmakers Wednesday filed legislation aimed at protecting children from sexual predators. Sen. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, filed SB 1196, which increases penalties for groomers and predators, creates new guidelines for smartphone and tablet manufacturers, and works to target people who have “sexually explicit” online conversations with minors.
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz visited the Southern border yesterday where he said that “if this border is not shut down, the new must shut down the government.” Several other Republican members of congress, including Matt Rosendale from Montana, Bob Good from Virginia, and Andy Biggs and Eli Crane from Arizona joined Gaetz during the border visit.
The gross US national debt surpassed $34T earlier this week for the first time, according to a Treasury Department announcement Tuesday, an increase of $1T since September and $14T since early 2020. The US currently adds roughly $5B to its debt each day, and recent estimates suggest the debt will reach $50T by 2033. See an explainer here.
Names of numerous people who interacted with or had ties to deceased sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein were released yesterday, detailed in newly unsealed documents produced from a 2015 lawsuit.
Markets close down (S&P 500 -0.8%, Dow -0.8%, Nasdaq -1.2%) as the tech-heavy Nasdaq notches fourth losing day in a row (More).