The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, March 7, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, March 7, 2024

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City Commissioner Jack Porter will not reveal who paid for certain travel expenses for her to attend conferences in 2023 sponsored by Local Progress, a far-left progressive group that encourages locally elected officials to promote certain policy positions.

Last night the Tallahassee City Commission held a meeting and discussed a number of issues, including the contract negotiations with the Tallahassee firefighters union.

A Florida A&M student is facing felony charges after being accused of serving as a getaway driver for two ATM break-ins in January and February. Court documents lay out an intricate scheme allegedly involving stolen vehicles, and several suspects using powerful force, to get to the money. Court records allege the suspects took metal boxes containing cash from the machine, and those boxes were later found scattered along the route they used to flee the scene. The same burglary tools used in the first were also found at the second. 


FSU baseball defeated Florida Gulf Coast, 19-3 in a midweek showdown last night, advancing their record to 11-0 and their home record to 7-0. Cam Smith continued his torrid streak to begin the year, finishing 3-for-4 with his third home run. For the season, Smith is hitting .500 (25-for-50).


A bill requiring Florida public schools to teach the history of communism will head to the governor’s desk for approval. The bill requires instruction on the history of communism beginning in the 2026-2027 school year that must be “age and developmentally appropriate.”

Florida lawmakers on Wednesday greenlit legislation targeting illegal aliens who commit crimes after re-entering the country. The legislation increases the severity of each degree of felony by one degree: a third degree would become a second degree, a second degree a first degree, and a first degree turns into a life felony. The bill passed the House of Representatives Wednesday 83-30. It previously passed the Senate 32-0.

Florida’s 60-day legislative session is expected to end on time Friday after the release Tuesday of a $117.46 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. House Speaker Paul Renner announced  Tuesday that the spending plan was “on the desk,” after House and Senate budget leaders finished negotiations Monday. One of the features of the budget is $500 million to pay down state debt. 


President Joe Biden will deliver his third State of the Union address tonight, a speech that comes against the backdrop of the ongoing influx of migrants at the US-Mexico border, the US role in the Ukraine-Russia and Israel-Hamas wars, delays in the passage of a federal budget, and more. 

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley suspended her bid for the GOP presidential nomination yesterday, a day after ceding 14 of 15 state primary contests to former President Donald Trump during Super Tuesday. Haley, the last major Republican challenger to Trump’s reelection bid (and his former ambassador to the United Nations), declined to endorse Trump during her announcement. Democrat long shot Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-3) also ended his campaign yesterday, endorsing President Joe Biden.

US stock markets close higher (S&P 500 +0.5%, Dow +0.2%, Nasdaq +0.6%) as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signals central bank is on track to cut interest rates this year (More)


6 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, March 7, 2024"

  1. I love that Republicans are again crying, “The commies are coming, the commies are coming!” Out of 195 countries on the planet, only five retain a form of communism: China, Cuba, Laos, Vietnam and North Korea. Of those, only two represent a real security threat to the US. Maybe we ought to learn how Republics are supposed to work.

  2. “I learned about communism in High School (1975-1979). I think the Class was called “Americanism -VS- communism”.”

    And now, the defacto leader of the Republican party openly praises the dictator leader of Russia. How times have changed!

  3. So we don’t need to pass Algebra or Language arts to graduate but we will force Kindergartners to learn about communism. SMH

  4. Illegal Entry into this Country in itself be a Crime so, why don’t we start treating it like one?

  5. I learned about communism in High School (1975-1979). I think the Class was called “Americanism -VS- communism”.

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