The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

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Candidates for Tallahassee City Commission Seat 1 participated in a forum hosted by WFSU Public Media, the Tallahassee Democrat, and the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee.

Members of the Tallahassee firefighters union cast their ballots Tuesday to decide whether to accept a special magistrate’s recommendation on a contract agreement between the union and the City of Tallahassee.

A man is behind bars in connection to a deadly shooting at a gas station last month. Derrian Merritt is facing murder and conspiracy charges, but the Tallahassee Police Department says he did not pull the trigger. —


Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed legislation on Monday which sought to require Florida courts to modify rather than revoke probation for certain offenders who commit low-risk violations for a second time. In his veto, DeSantis expressed concerns that the bill would provide excessive leniency to offenders who had failed to comply with conditions set by alternative sanctioning programs after a first violation.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce is rolling out a new study on the workforce challenges the Sunshine State needs to overcome in its march toward a Top 10 economy worldwide. The “Florida Workforce Needs Study 2.0” is a follow-up to Chamber’s 2021 deep dive into workforce issues, but where version 1.0 focused on how COVID impacted the state’s industries and supply of in-demand workforce talent, version two has its sights set on 2030.

Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Angelica Pacheco from her role as a City Council member for Hialeah on Tuesday following her recent indictment on multiple federal felony charges. The directive, effective immediately and issued by Executive Order, invokes provisions from both the Florida Constitution and state statutes regarding the suspension of elected officials facing criminal indictment.


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to obtain and disclose US national defense information, ending over a decade of fighting extradition. Assange’s plea deal includes a 62-month sentence, crediting the five years already served at a London prison, allowing him to avoid US imprisonment. The 52-year-old is expected to return to his home country of Australia.

Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks what would have been the first religious charter school in the US; Catholic school likely to appeal (More).

US surgeon general issues advisory declaring gun violence a public health crisis; US gun-linked deaths surpassed 48,000 people in 2022, over half by suicide (More) – See advisory (More).

US stock markets close mixed (S&P 500 +0.4%, Dow -0.8%, Nasdaq +1.3%) as Nvidia shares rebound following Monday sell-off (More).


4 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, June 26, 2024"

  1. I wish all the Forums would be set up to start at 6:00pm so a lot more people can attend. I for one would have liked to have been there.

  2. @A Skeptic- Exactly!!
    @NewWhatever-I’d rather have higher taxes under Richardson and a decent Tallahassee, then let Porter turn Tallahassee into a cesspool like California.

  3. @A Skeptic …But in all fairness, Assange has been going through one form of imprisonment or another for about 15 years. For daring to speak the truth about how our government is using foreign wars to launder money.

  4. So Julian Assange is finally coerced to admitting to a single felony for the largest disclosure of classified materials in U.S. history but the FBI raids the home of the former president, someone with legal access to nearly ALL classified material, and pursue multiple felony charges against him for daring to run for office again.

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