The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, February 19, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, February 19, 2024

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Recent votes and statements by Tallahassee elected officials indicate there is a growing split between progressive politicians and traditional Democrats on how to handle the issues related to homelessness.

TR’s news briefs from the Leon County School Board (LCSB) business meeting held on February 13, 2023 are available.

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: February 13, 2024


Due to weather, Florida State baseball only played two games on opening weekend, but got both wins. In their first game of the season on Friday night, also the first game since the passing of legendary head coach Mike Maritn, the Noles defeated the Butler Bulldogs 11-0. On Saturday afternoon the Noles defeated Butler again 15-5.

FSU women’s basketball a key 74-68 road win at Miami on Sunday afternoon at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables. Ta’Niya Larson finished with 29 points and went 13-of-22 from the floor along with three assists and three rebounds. Florida State will host Boston College on Thursday at 6 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.


Florida was host to 135 million visitors in 2023, and its international visitation was solidly up from last year, VISIT FLORIDA announced Friday. Of the 135 million, 8.3 million were international and 122.9 million were domestic. The other 3.8 million were from Canada.

Florida State Sen. Erin Grall has proposed legislation that would allow volunteer chaplains in schools continues. The bill would “authorize volunteer school chaplains to provide supports, services, and programs to students as assigned by the district school board or charter school governing board.”


Two police officers and a paramedic shot and killed, one other wounded during domestic incident call in Burnsville, Minnesota, early Sunday; suspect killed at scene (More) .

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) says he will not launch an independent bid for president (More).

Markets end five-week winning streak (Dow -0.4%, S&P 500 -0.5, Nasdaq -0.8%); higher-than-expected inflation numbers stoke fears Federal Reserve may delay interest rate cuts (More).


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