The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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The Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA) will hold an annual retreat on Tuesday January 16, 2024. The agenda notes that two of the issues to be addressed include safety for students accessing schools and safety improvements in the North Monroe corridor.

During the Tallahassee City Commission retreat on Wednesday, elected officials will get an update on proposed state legislation during the 2024 session that could have an impact on the city of Tallahassee. Specifically, the update is focused on legislation that will impact city revenues.

Tallahassee City Commissioners are expected to meet on Wednesday to finalize plans for the development of a Wawa-branded convenience store and gas station near Tallahassee International Airport. The store will be located on the corner of Capital Circle SW and Springhill Road.


The latest Capital City Preps high school basketball rankings have the Florida High Seminoles boys team and the Rickards Raiders girls team in the top position. Get the details.

Florida State football continues its success in the transfer portal by adding former Alabama linebacker Shawn Murphy to the 2024 Noles squad. Murphy played in 13 games including 11 snaps on special teams in Alabama’s Rose Bowl loss to Michigan. He was rated the 6th highest linebacker in the 2022 recruiting class, according to 247Sports.

FSU women’s basketball guard Sara Bejedi was named as the ESPN and Naismith Trophy National Player of the Week, while also earning ACC Player of the Week honors. In FSU’s two AP Top 20 wins, with each coming by eight points, Bejedi averaged 27.0 points and shot 50 percent from the floor.


Former President Donald Trump contrasted Gov. Ron DeSantis with former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley as “MAGA-Lite” in a Truth Social post Monday. He said that Haley could “never win” in the general election because she “doesn’t have MAGA, and never will.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was asked if he still believes marriage is exclusively an opposite-sex union, DeSantis differentiated between the “Church” position and that of government. “That’s just what marriage is with the church and I respect the Supreme Court’s decision. We’ve abided by that in Florida even though our Constitution defines it as between a man and a woman,” DeSantis said, referring to the Obergefell decision.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently credited Florida’s permitless concealed carry law with a drop in Miami crime. “Since we’ve enacted that you’ve had a big drop in murders in Miami, they just reported that’s what’s happened,” DeSantis said in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Sunday.


Former President Donald Trump won the Republican caucus in the Hawkeye State yesterday, garnering 51% of the votes after caucusgoers faced icy temperatures and cast their ballots for the first test of the 2024 presidential primary season. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in second place (21.2%), ahead of former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (19.1%). Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy (7.7%) ended his campaign and endorsed Trump. See full results here.

German farmers continued weeklong protests in Berlin yesterday, with over 10,000 protesters and roughly 5,000 tractors blocking roads in the city’s center. The protests stem from government plans first announced in December to end several farming subsidies to help fill a funding gap in this year’s federal budget. 

Annual World Economic Forum kicks off in the small ski resort town of Davos, Switzerland, hosting government leaders, multinational CEOs, and global financiers (More


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