August Airport Traffic Up Over Last Year, Below Pre-COVID Numbers

August Airport Traffic Up Over Last Year, Below Pre-COVID Numbers

The latest information from the Tallahassee International Airport shows that August 2022 passenger traffic was 65,662. August traffic increased 11.3% when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was up 6,683 from the 58,979 reported during August 2021. However, traffic was down 7.4% or 5,275 passengers when compared to the pre-COVID passenger […]

Sunshine State Unemployment Rate Lowest Among 10 Largest States

Sunshine State Unemployment Rate Lowest Among 10 Largest States

While the national unemployment rate increased to 3.7% in August, Florida’s remained the lowest of the country’s 10 largest states at 2.7%, according to the latest jobs numbers reported by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Florida’s unemployment rate has been lower than the national rate for 21 consecutive months, since December 2020. For 25 […]

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: September 21, 2022

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: September 21, 2022

Below are the news briefs from the Tallahassee City Commission meeting that took place on September 21, 2022. –The City Commission approved several consent items related to improvements at the Tallahassee International Airport. Other consent items included maintenance agreements for murals on the Bronough-Duval Overpass located over the Lake Anita Plaza and approving a resolution […]

Gas Prices Dip to Lowest Level Since January

Gas Prices Dip to Lowest Level Since January

By The News Service of Florida The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Florida was $3.38 on Monday, the lowest price since January, according to the AAA auto club. The average price was down from $3.41 a week earlier and $3.61 a month earlier. Florida hit a record high of $4.89 […]

Hanna Criticizes School Voucher Programs

Hanna Criticizes School Voucher Programs

By The News Service of Florida Since 2019, when Florida lawmakers created a voucher program called the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, the “flow of public funds to private education” has dramatically increased, according to a new report by the nonprofit Florida Policy Institute and the Education Law Center. The report details an increase in money […]

Political Go-To Guy Antonacci Dies

Political Go-To Guy Antonacci Dies

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Pete Antonacci, a political fix-it man who garnered bipartisan praise during a career in public service that spanned more than three decades, died of a heart attack Friday afternoon. Antonacci, a former prosecutor and supervisor of elections, most recently headed a controversial new state office […]

Lawsuit Targets DeSantis Over Migrant Flights

Lawsuit Targets DeSantis Over Migrant Flights

By Jim Saunders and Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — As he defended sending migrants to “sanctuary jurisdictions,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday was hit with a potential class-action lawsuit that alleged Venezuelan migrants were lured with false promises to fly last week from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. The lawsuit, […]

Tallahassee Violent Crimes with Firearms Up 83% Since 2018

Tallahassee Violent Crimes with Firearms Up 83% Since 2018

Tallahassee City Commissioners are slated to address the issue of gun violence at their September 21 city commission meeting. The discussion will center around how to spend $1 million each year over the next five years to mitigate the troubling gun violence trends that have emerged since 2018. The chart below – created with information […]