The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, February 16, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, February 16, 2024

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DEVELOPING: Records indicate that City Commissioner Jack Porter took a trip to Washington D.C. in March 2023 related to her affiliation with a left-wing progressive group. Who paid for the trip? TR is investigating. TR previously reported that Porter took a trip to the group’s annual conference in September, 2023.

Six weeks into 2024, the number of crime incidents reported by the Tallahassee Police Department is down by double digits when compared to 2023. See which crimes are up and which ones are down.

The Convention of States will be holding a rally in Tallahassee, Florida on February 20, 2024 at the Florida Capitol. Get the details.


Boys high school basketball teams began regional play on Thursday across the state of Florida, and several Big Bend programs were in action.


The Florida Senate on Thursday revamped a bill aimed at keeping children under age 16 off social media, as a debate continued about the proposal’s constitutionality and whether it would infringe on parental rights.

Amid ongoing confusion about a state law more tightly regulating school library contents that he backed strenuously, Gov. Ron DeSantis is panning “phony narratives” about books being banned, claiming he’s working to “empower parents” with his administration’s curation of “inappropriate” books from schools that include “adult stuff.”

Increases greater than 50 percent on homeowner policies by two insurance companies will be considered in hearings by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation later this month. The requested rate hikes come as state legislative leaders grapple with proposed solutions to rising insurance rates in the state.


A decision in a civil trial against former President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization is expected today, marking the end of a case that may limit the company’s ability to operate in the state of New York. 

Kansas City officials say an escalated personal dispute was responsible for shootout that killed one person and wounded 21 others following Chiefs Super Bowl parade Wednesday (More).

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark broke the NCAA Division I women’s basketball scoring record last night, passing 3,527 points minutes into the first quarter in the Hawkeyes’ game against Michigan. The previous record-holder was former Washington Huskies player Kelsey Plum.

US stock markets close up (S&P 500 +0.6%, Dow +0.9%, Nasdaq +0.3%); S&P 500 closes at another record high (More). 


6 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, February 16, 2024"

  1. 50% increase on homeowner insurance? Who can afford that when we are being taxed to help with “affordable housing”on the local level. Our Legislators better focus on this issue so there will be a tax base to fund these programs! If the insurance goes up, the homeowners exemption better rise as well.

  2. Mr McNeil

    Advertising sales drive the narrative and the ones paying for the advertising drive the narrative.

    Another example of why a nationwide search is needed for a new city manager. When you have chaos, commissioners misusing law enforcement to conduct investigations against each other, junkets on the taxpayers dime, sewage spills, kickbacks, high crime rate, etc… the city manager has lost control.

    The one person on the city commission who refuses to allow for a new city manager is Curtis. Until a new city manager is in place, the inmates are running the asylum.

  3. your Right wing bias is showing Stevey who cares where Porter went ? and if it was in her travel budget as commissioner so be it – but not so much coverage as to why the City Manager cut down trees after being told not to

  4. ” Jack Porter took a trip to Washington”

    Miss Porter should follow Fani Willis’ example and claim she paid them back with cash.

  5. Look at Matlow too. His trip to Miami with Ryan Ray (head of Leon Dems) to a Soros environmental group. They both charged their $500/night hotel stays to the taxpayers.

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