Local Businessman to Challenge Allison Tant in House Race

Local Businessman to Challenge Allison Tant in House Race

Republican Spencer Brass, a Tallahassee real estate investor, qualified to run for Florida House District 9 on Thursday, a seat currently held by Democrat state Rep. Allison Tant. Tant, who was first elected in 2020, was unopposed in 2022 after redistricting made the seat more favorable to Republicans. The majority of voters in House District […]

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, June 13, 2024

Sponsored by  FOODIES TAKEOUT & DELIVERY DOWNLOAD FOODIES APP Select a Restaurant and Place an Order LOCAL NEWS On June 10, 2024, the Children’s Service Council of Leon County (CSC) held a finance and budget meeting to review the millage rate for the 2024-2025 Fiscal Year. Six people are under arrest and charged with involvement […]

High School Spring Sports Round Up – Baseball

High School Spring Sports Round Up – Baseball

Another high school baseball season has come to an end with a number of local teams finishing successful seasons.  Lincoln High School finished the season with an 18-12 record and with the MaxPreps highest final state ranking among Leon county teams coming in ranked 23rd statewide. Lincoln finished ranked 3rd in the 5A Class after […]

Children’s Service Council Holds Finance and Budget Meeting

Children’s Service Council Holds Finance and Budget Meeting

On June 10, 2024, the Children’s Service Council of Leon County (CSC) held a finance and budget meeting to review the millage rate for the 2024-2025 Fiscal Year. For FY 2023-24, the Council approved a total budget of $9,633,960 with a millage rate of 0.3477. The final vote on the 2024-25 millage rate will take […]

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Sponsored by  FOODIES TAKEOUT & DELIVERY DOWNLOAD FOODIES APP Select a Restaurant and Place an Order LOCAL NEWS At the June 11th Leon County Commission meeting, county staff provided a final report on the Targeted Emergency Assistance Microgrant (TEAM) Leon Program established by the Board to provide immediate assistance to individuals and businesses impacted by […]

Leon County Commission Provides Final Report on TEAM Leon Efforts

Leon County Commission Provides Final Report on TEAM Leon Efforts

At the June 11th Leon County Commission meeting, county staff provided a final report on the Targeted Emergency Assistance Microgrant (TEAM) Leon Program established by the Board to provide immediate assistance to individuals and businesses impacted by the May 10, 2024 tornadoes event as a bridge to eventual federal aid. County staff also provided more […]

OEV Economic Dashboard Highlights Airport, Workforce Indicators

OEV Economic Dashboard Highlights Airport, Workforce Indicators

At the June 11th Leon County Commission meeting, the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) provided a local economic update via the May 2024 Quarterly Economic Dashboard Report The update noted the Tallahassee International Airport experienced a surge in passenger volume, with the highest Q1 traffic in 14 years. In addition, the update described […]

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Sponsored by  FOODIES TAKEOUT & DELIVERY DOWNLOAD FOODIES APP Select a Restaurant and Place an Order LOCAL NEWS Stewart: The City Should Adopt a Travel Policy for Elected Officials – In my view, the city should adopt a travel policy that requires disclosure of proposed travel, who is paying for the travel, the associated expenses, […]

Legislative Races Take Shape as Qualifying Starts

Legislative Races Take Shape as Qualifying Starts

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A long political career has taught former state Rep. James Bush not to wait when it comes to filing candidate qualifying paperwork. One time, Bush recalled, he was disqualified after a notary public didn’t properly sign his paperwork. Another time, in 2002, Bush was among […]

Stewart: The City Should Adopt a Travel Policy for Elected Officials

Stewart: The City Should Adopt a Travel Policy for Elected Officials

During my research related to the current controversy over City Commissioner Jack Porter’s failure to disclose information about her travel, I discovered that – unlike the current city policy – a number of other local governments require specific travel expenses for elected officials be approved by their colleagues. In some locations, the expenses related to […]