The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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On March 19th, the Leon County Commission will consider establishing the FY 2025 maximum discretionary funding levels for outside agencies including the Community Human Service Partnership (CHSP), dedicated homeless services, and special events.

On Wednesday, March 20, at 6 p.m., Village Square’s 12th annual Tallahassee Town Hall will be held at the WFSU Studios. The event will feature both Leon County and City of Tallahassee Commissioners. The event will be moderated by WFSU Public Media’s Tom Flanigan.


The Florida State women’s tennis team (8-6, 2-3 ACC) defeated Louisville (4-11, 0-7 ACC) 5-1 at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday. The Seminoles started out hot with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to take the early 1-0 lead.

The No. 18 Florida State softball team (18-8, 1-2) fell to No. 4 Duke (22-2, 5-1), 9-5, in eight innings on Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Softball Complex. The Seminoles will host No. 3 Texas on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on the ACC Network before continuing ACC play next weekend at Pitt.


Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody sent a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security regarding decisions by federal officials to release criminal aliens into the country. Moody is seeking transparency from the Biden administration on what she views as a worrying scheme to send out illegal aliens present in U.S. prisons into the country instead of deporting them.

A Republican sheriff’s candidate in Miami-Dade County is running on a platform that would legalize prostitution in the county. “This is human behavior,” said former Miami Dade College Police Chief Jeff Giordano. “Let’s not hide behind the facts. If we legalize prostitution, we can regulate it and we can provide a clean environment, and we can go after the real illegal prostitution, such as human trafficking.”

Florida Sen. Rick Scott is demanding the Biden administration of issuing new sanctions on Nicaragua after Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega arrested 11-13 pastors affiliated with American Evangelical Mountain Gateway missionary organization. “The unjust imprisonment of these religious leaders further confirms the Ortega-Murillo regime’s corruption and coordination with the regimes in Venezuela and Cuba in an oppressive campaign of destabilization in the Western Hemisphere,” Sen. Scott wrote.

After a settlement in the legal fight over the Parental Rights in Education bill, LGBT activists are proclaiming victory. They claimed the law was too vague which they said led to fear, confusion, and anxiety in students, parents, and teachers. The settlement defines what the law can and cannot regulate in schools.


The Supreme Court on Monday continued to block, for now, a Texas law that would give police broad powers to arrest migrants suspected of illegally entering the U.S. while the legal battle it sparked over immigration authority plays out.

Five states will hold presidential primaries on Tuesday as President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump continue to lock up support around the country after becoming their parties’ presumptive nominees.

Unilever said on Tuesday it would spin off its ice cream unit, home to popular brands such as Magnum and Ben & Jerry’s, and cut 7,500 jobs in a new cost-savings program. Investors cheered the plan, sending shares in Unilever, one of the world’s biggest consumer goods companies, up nearly 6% at one point.


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