The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, March 22, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, March 22, 2024

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On March 20th, the Village Square hosted the 12th annual Tallahassee Town Hall with City and County Commissioners attending. WFSU’s Tom Flanigan moderated the event and engaged with the Commissioners in discussion about issues of importance to the residents of Leon County and Tallahassee.

The recent literary efforts of two authors based in Tallahassee have made the New York Times Best Sellers list during the same week.

The Tallahassee City Commission is set to consider an intersection agreement related to the extension of Velda Dairy Road connecting with Ox Bottom Road and installation of a traffic signal at the intersection with Thomasville Road. The prospective new intersection has received support from the Leon County School Board to provide more opportunities for improved traffic in and out of DeSoto Trail Elementary. 

According to recent census data, Leon County’s population dropped last year while surrounding counties saw an uptick. The data showed that the drop in population occurred from July 2022 to July 2023 and represented a loss of 369 residents. 


FSU women’s basketball openstheir March Madness run tonight at 5:30 p.m. against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Noles continue their long active streak of NCAA Tournament appearances, now reaching 11 consecutive seasons. The game can be viewed on ESPN2 or heard on 96.5 The Spear. 


High-profile bills aimed at keeping children off social media and loosening decades-old work restrictions for 16- and 17-year-old youths were among 15 bills that the Legislature formally sent Thursday to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed a series of bills as part of the ‘Live Healthy’ legislative package aimed at advancing healthcare reform within the state. Spearheaded by Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, the assemblage of bills seeks to address workforce shortages in the healthcare sector and improve overall healthcare services for Floridians.

Florida’s Division of Emergency Management announced that a plane carrying rescued Americans from Haiti safely landed in Florida on Wednesday. The plane landed at the Orlando-Sanford International Airport, following a press conference by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the division’s director, Kevin Guthrie, who announced the departure of the aircraft from the war-torn island nation.


Lawmakers are racing Friday to pass the final spending package needed for the current budget year, a long overdue action that will set funding for federal agencies and push any threats of a government shutdown to the fall.

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on a United States-sponsored resolution declaring that “an immediate and sustained cease-fire” in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza is “imperative” to protect civilians and enable humanitarian aid to be delivered to more than 2 million hungry Palestinians.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized rules that aim to limit tailpipe emissions from passenger cars and light trucks as part of a broader effort to transition the US to electric vehicles. 


2 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, March 22, 2024"

  1. @David T. Hawkins Wakulla county is better in every way I can think of. You couldn’t pay me enough to move back to Tallahassee

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