School Board Member Alva Striplin Becomes a Democrat

School Board Member Alva Striplin Becomes a Democrat

TALLAHASSEE— Leon County School Board member Alva Striplin said even though she recently changed her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, nothing else has really changed. Striplin was first elected in 2014 when she was a registered Republican. She defeated Forest VanCamp, who was also a registered Republican. As she launches her re-election campaign to […]

Three Tallahassee Democrat Sources for Hopkins Spill Story Recently Paid by City of Tallahassee

Three Tallahassee Democrat Sources for Hopkins Spill Story Recently Paid by City of Tallahassee

A review of a recent story published in the Tallahassee Democrat, “The Diesel Disaster that Wasn’t”, reveals there were significant financial arrangements between the City of Tallahassee and people interviewed by Tallahassee Democrat reporter Jeff Burlew. The specifics of these arrangements were not disclosed. These arrangements are important to the context of the reporting because […]

Florida Blue Payment Processing Error Hits Members

Florida Blue Payment Processing Error Hits Members

Imagine waking up Monday morning and getting successive email alerts stating an electronic monthly payment has been withdrawn from your account 20 times. Suddenly your modest bank account is at a $6,000 deficit before your first bowl of cereal. Compounding the issue is your bank is notifying you that you will be charged about $750 […]

Leon County Jobs Headed Up in March

Leon County Jobs Headed Up in March

The State of Florida employment report shows that Leon County added 1,637 jobs in March 2017. On year ago Leon County added 297 jobs. This month’s gain follows a gain of 3,029 jobs in February. The unemployment rate decreased from 4.1% in February to 3.9% in March. The report indicates that approximately 6,400 more people […]