Blueprint: Budget Approved, Airport Gateway Stays, Affordable Housing Project Voted Down

Blueprint: Budget Approved, Airport Gateway Stays, Affordable Housing Project Voted Down

On Thursday, May 16, the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency (IA) held a budget workshop followed by a regular meeting in city hall. City Commissioner Curtis Richardson was not present during either meeting. Budget Workshop At the budget workshop, staff recommended that elected officials vote to accept the IA proposed fiscal year 2025 operating budget and capital […]

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, May 20, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, May 20, 2024

Sponsored by  FOODIES TAKEOUT & DELIVERY DOWNLOAD FOODIES APP Select a Restaurant and Place an Order LOCAL NEWS During the rescheduled Leon County School Board meeting on Thursday, elected officials addressed a number of issues, including policies related to weapons, attendance, and homeless students. One man is dead after a shooting at the Circle K at […]

State Says First-Quarter Tourism Set Record

State Says First-Quarter Tourism Set Record

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Florida announced record tourism numbers for the first quarter of 2024, as totals for international visitors continue to move closer to pre-pandemic levels. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office said Thursday an estimated 40.6 million people traveled to Florida during the first three months of the year, a 1.2 […]

National: Biden Administration Reclassifies Marijuana

National: Biden Administration Reclassifies Marijuana

The Justice Department yesterday took steps to reclassify marijuana as a lower-risk drug. Short of decriminalization, the proposal—which now enters a two-month comment period—would expand researchers’ access to marijuana and allow cannabis producers to deduct business expenses on their tax returns.  Following the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, the federal government listed marijuana as a Schedule I drug—the […]

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, May 17, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, May 17, 2024

Sponsored by  FOODIES TAKEOUT & DELIVERY DOWNLOAD FOODIES APP Select a Restaurant and Place an Order LOCAL NEWS The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency decided on Thursday not to add affordable housing as a Blueprint project. The motion – which required a super majority vote – failed. Story coming soon. According to filings with Leon County and […]

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Sponsored by  FOODIES TAKEOUT & DELIVERY DOWNLOAD FOODIES APP Select a Restaurant and Place an Order LOCAL NEWS With the recent tragic pedestrian death on the FSU campus, the focus on pedestrian safety is making the rounds in the news cycle. And as is often the case, the reporting fails to provide proper context while […]

Senator Corey Simon Discusses Education, Apalachicola Bay

Senator Corey Simon Discusses Education, Apalachicola Bay

Florida Senator Corey Simon -District 3 – recently appeared on the Steve Stewart Show on Real Talk 93.3 to discuss his legislative activities and other local issues. When asked about the Deregulation of Public Schools/Instructional, Administrative, and Support Personnel Bill that was passed in the previous legislative session, Simons noted that many of the regulations […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: May 14,2024

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: May 14,2024

Below are the briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting on May 14, 2024. Commissioner Bill Proctor pulled an agenda item regarding the ratification of Board actions taken during the previous Budget Workshop. After discussion, the Board passed Proctor’s motion 4-3 to create an agenda item to increase travel cost by $3,000 which would be […]

Ads Launched for Pot Amendment

Ads Launched for Pot Amendment

By The News Service of Florida Mothers, law-enforcement officers and veterans are among people included in a new $5 million statewide ad campaign aimed at boosting support for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow recreational use of marijuana in Florida, supporters of the measure announced Tuesday. Four ads will run on broadcast, cable, streaming, […]

Gov. DeSantis Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Gov. DeSantis Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Governor Ron DeSantis recently activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, making $2 million available for businesses impacted by the recent severe weather that impacted North Florida. Florida small business owners in need of assistance are encouraged to visit www.FloridaJobs.org/EBL  to apply for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. Businesses in Baker, Columbia, Escambia, Gadsden, […]

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