The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, February 29, 2024

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A significant Blueprint IA meeting will take place today. The Airport Gateway, Bragg Stadium improvements, the North Florida Fairgrounds, the North Monroe Gateway and affordable housing are among the issues on the agenda.

On March 5, 2024, the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission will consider a request to conduct the first and only public hearing related to a 150 acre residential development located in western Leon County. Get the details.

On February 27th, the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates held their monthly meeting and Mayor John Dailey addressed the economic future of Tallahassee and the ongoing negotiations between the City and the Fire Department.

The location where Charlie Adelson will serve his life sentence has changed once again. After being convicted by a jury last fall of plotting to murder his former brother-in-law, the former South Florida periodontist was moved in December to the Northwest Florida Reception Center Annex in Chipley, Fla. He was previously in Wakulla County.


Tonight, the Florida State women’s basketball team travels to Louisville to take on the Cardinals. The Noles are on a three game win streak and are 11-5 in conference play. The Noles are fighting for one of the top seeds in the conference amid a logjam of 11-5 teams including Louisville, NC State, and Notre Dame. The game can be heard on WFLA’s sister station 96.5 The Spear.


Legislation defining the term “antisemitism” is headed back to the House for approval, following its passage with an amendment in the Senate. The amendment explains in the definitions of antisemitism that the term does not include criticism of Israel that is similar to criticism of any other country. The bill defines contemporary examples of antisemitism and to include claims that Jews as a collective control societal institutions and questioning the Holocaust.  

Lawmaker efforts to mandate biological sex and ban gender identity on driver’s license are set to die out this legislative session, said Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo. Despite the measure running out of time for Senate committee consideration, even as it moves through the House, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has already implemented a rule change requiring biological sex on licenses statewide.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently announced that he intends of sending over $6 million to communities impacted by Hurricane Idalia from last year as part of the ongoing recovery effort. The money for these projects will come from the state’s Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF) and the Florida Disaster Relief Fund, which the Florida Legislature secured last November in a Special Session to address the storm.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued a disaster declaration this week for 60 counties as the Smokehouse Creek Fire became the second-largest in Texas history. Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate as the wildfire remains 3% contained and other wildfires burned, leaving at least one person dead (see updates). 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced yesterday he would step down from the position following the 2024 election, two years ahead of the end of his current term. McConnell assumed the post in 2006 and is the longest-serving Senate leader from either party. 

Judge rules former President Donald Trump must post full $454M bond while appealing judgment in New York business fraud case; final decision on bond heads to five-judge panel (More)

US stock markets close lower (S&P 500 -0.2%, Dow -0.1%, Nasdaq -0.6%) ahead of inflation data to be released tomorrow (More). 


3 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, February 29, 2024"

  1. My unabridged dictionary from 1991 has a definition of antisemitism in it. That is the only place it needs to have a definition written down.
    This politically motivated definition is a very dangerous move towards a government mandated narrative that can be used to silence anyone who disagrees with it.
    Though this only “defines” what is antisemitism hate speech, it opens the door to further action against an individual from lawsuits to that which could easily evolve into government denial of free speech.
    We have already seen this in Europe where people who publicly deny the holocaust, or even criticize uncontrolled illegal aliens are arrested and jailed.

  2. How about instead of the word Sex on the Drivers License have “Born As”? That should fix the issue some people have.

  3. You have a Ball Field on Tram Road just past the Fair Grounds and you have a Big Park with Ball Fields and even a Pool on Paul Russel by the Fair Grounds and you even thought about building the new Police Station their, just add a few more Ball Fields.

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