LCS Board Member Rasmussen Explains Vote on Charter School Application

LCS Board Member Rasmussen Explains Vote on Charter School Application

In exclusive comments to Tallahassee Reports, Leon County School Board member Dee Dee Rasmussen explained her recent vote against the denial of the Red Hills Academy charter school application. After extensive deliberation at the April 27th meeting, the Board voted against the review team recommendation for approval and sided with Superintendent Hanna’s recommendation to deny […]

Nikki Fried Interview Addresses Marijuana, DeSantis & Democrats

Nikki Fried Interview Addresses Marijuana, DeSantis & Democrats

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried recently appeared on Facing South Florida, with Jim DeFede and responded to questions related to medical marijuana, Governor DeSantis and her political future. Provided below is a summary of the interview. Jim Defede: You ran on legalizing medicinal marijuana and you want to move toward legalizing recreational marijuana, are there […]

Commissioner Williams-Cox Seeks Information on “Monthly Income” Programs

Commissioner Williams-Cox Seeks Information on “Monthly Income” Programs

During the sharing of ideas part of the March 24th City Commission meeting, Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox asked for more information about the success of cities using “monthly income” programs to address poverty. Commissioner Williams-Cox noted that many cities across the country are dealing with poverty by using a program to identify or select a small […]

Leon County Mask Mandate Depends on CDC Guidelines

Leon County Mask Mandate Depends on CDC Guidelines

At the April 13th Leon County Commission meeting elected officials discussed the status of the Leon County mask mandate. Leon County COVID cases, hospitalizations, and the positivity rate have been in steep decline since the middle of January. Also, 97,574 Leon County citizens have been vaccinated with 60,139 people completing the two-shot process. Approximately 70-75% […]

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