The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

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On February 1st, the Tallahassee Charter Review Committee held their third meeting to review the size of the City Commission and compensation for City Commissioners. Get the details.

Tallahassee Charter Review Committee Discusses Proposals
Tallahassee City Hall

The City of Tallahassee was recently awarded over $700,000 from the FAA. These funds will be used to support the continued progress of TLH’s Terminal Modernization project to enhance the travel experience for passengers.

Tallahassee Reports has learned that Tallahassee City Commissioner Jack Porter is one of over 300 members of the progressive group, Local Progress, that recently signed a resolution related to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Leon County Government recently announced that George Thorogood and the Destroyers with 38 Special will take the stage at the Adderley Amphitheater at Cascades Park on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers, 38 Special to Perform at Adderley Amphitheater at Cascades Park
Cascades Park


Florida State women’s soccer head coach Brian Pensky announced the addition of Jonathan Bornstein on Monday afternoon to fulfill the open assistant coach role. Bornstein played in numerous soccer leagues, most notably eight seasons in Mexico’s premier league, as well as making 38 appearances for the U.S. Men’s National team from 2007-2011.


Florida’s two Republican senators rejected the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan package that includes funding for border security, along with billions more in aid to other countries. The bill totals $118 billion and includes $60 billion for Ukraine, $20 billion for the U.S. border, $14 billion for Israel, $10 billion for Gaza and billions more for other regions.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday he plans to work with lawmakers to crack down on those sleeping and camping in public streets, sidewalks and parks, along with a slew of other proposals. DeSantis referenced San Francisco’s homeless problem, and spoke in front of a sign that said, “don’t allow Florida to become San Francisco.”

A Florida grand jury has released their first report investigating COVID vaccines and stated they are far from finished. In their first report, however, they found that “lockdowns were not a good trade” and “we have never had sound evidence of (masks’) effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 transmission.”


Dartmouth College announced yesterday it will begin requiring next year’s class of prospective students to submit standardized test scores for admission, the first Ivy League school to reverse a pandemic-era policy making tests optional.

A second atmospheric river in four days has brought record rains to southern California since it pushed inland late Sunday and Monday, knocking out power to over a million households and killing at least three people from downed trees. Some areas of the state saw more rain in one day than is seen in an average year (see map).

Toby Keith, a sometimes polarizing figure in country music who crafted an identity around his macho, pro-American swagger, has died. He was 62.

US stock markets close lower (S&P 500 -0.3%, Dow -0.7%, Nasdaq -0.2%), S&P 500 retreats from record high; US 10-year Treasury yield rises to 4.2% in biggest two-day climb since June 2022 (More


7 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, February 6, 2024"

  1. Why in the Heck is the U.S. sending $118 billion to other countries?! We cannot afford this!!!!! Why is it that the U.S. citizens have no say in this and Congress just spends whatever they want??? We Must elect new leadership in this country!! If not, It’s only going to get worse.

  2. @David,
    Yes, I know. That was an interjection tying into my comment about safe neighborhoods.
    That is why I stated “back to the national level…”.

  3. @ FLC = Matlow isn’t involved with sending Money to other Countries, he is a City Commissioner. It is Gov. DeSantis and the State Legislature doing it.

  4. I pay taxes to support my community’s infrastructure. NOT to send it to other countries!
    I want good roads, reliable utilities, and SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS! You listening Matlow? We need law enforcement to make our city safe from those that you want to let run rampant on us.
    Back to the national level – we are sending money to Gaza and Israel? Aid to both sides of the conflict? Our politicos must have investments in the industrial war machine and want to keep this conflict going.
    Why is even a single penny of our tax money going anywhere but back to us the US citizens? Sending our money overseas is NOT what we pay taxes for!
    Well done to the two that have opposed this. I cannot say here what I think of those that have supported this.

  5. WHY THE HE_ _ is Florida sending Money WE need to along with billions more in aid to other Countries. $60 billion for Ukraine, $14 billion for Israel, $10 billion for Gaza and billions more for other regions. Over $84 Billion Dollars that can be used HERE fixing Roads and Bridges and Interstates that need repair.

  6. Regarding the Charter Review Committee? How was Ms. Bryant appointed to this board? She is a mouthpiece and sidekick of Curtis Richardson who does the bidding for Curtis. Curtis never did produce the out of the sunshine text message between he and Ms Bryant when she was appointed to the city commission. Still waiting on that. Curtis…

    So, is it safe to say that Curtis is behind this nonsense regarding adding more dysfunction to the city commission and to line his own pockets by putting Ms. Bryant up to this nonsense? Curtis must go!

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