Former Wasserman Schultz Press Secretary Serving as Gillum Campaign Spokesman

Former Wasserman Schultz Press Secretary Serving as Gillum Campaign Spokesman

Tallahassee Reports has learned that gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has recruited Geoff Burgan, the former chief spokesman and speechwriter for U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to serve as the spokesman for his campaign. Burgan worked with Wasserman Schultz from April 2015 until February 2017. During this time she was the senior Democratic Member on the […]

NEBA Forum Generates Frank Discussion on Permitting

NEBA Forum Generates Frank Discussion on Permitting

The Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates held a revealing forum on the obstacles to permitting in Leon County and Tallahassee. And one City Commissioner applauded NEBA for their efforts to get things changed. The forum provided opportunities for three business people, who have interfaced with the permitting process at various levels, to share their […]

FSU Well Represented at NFL Combine

FSU Well Represented at NFL Combine

The NFL combine, which begins February 28th, is one of the biggest events on the yearly football calendar. Over three hundred former collegiate football players will gather in Indianapolis, Indiana this week for the opportunity to showcase their talents for NFL executives and scouts. One program that has continually had players invited to this prestigious […]

BREAKING NEWS: City Tax Dollars Pay for Mayors Office to Send Biden/Clinton Campaign Invite

BREAKING NEWS: City Tax Dollars Pay for Mayors Office to Send Biden/Clinton Campaign Invite

Through a public records request, Tallahassee Reports has learned that Mayor Andrew Gillum’s Office sent out an email blast invite to a Biden/Clinton campaign event using the NGP VAN software purchased with City of Tallahassee tax dollars. This finding contradicts the statements by Gillum’s Chief of Staff, Dustin Daniels, who told Jeff Burlew of the […]

Mayor Gillum Mixed Campaign Logo with City Business Email

Mayor Gillum Mixed Campaign Logo with City Business Email

Tallahassee Reports has learned that three local Democrats -Loranne Ausley, Gwen Graham, and Andrew Gillum – used the same NGP VAN software for their political campaigns that was recently purchased by the Mayor’s Office. A review of campaign reports show that in 2012, then City Commissioner Andrew Gillum, spent approximately $6,600 with NGP VAN. TR […]

Response from Mayor’s Office on Software Purchase Raises More Questions

Response from Mayor’s Office on Software Purchase Raises More Questions

In response to a TR investigation, Dustin Daniels, Mayor Gillum’s Chief of Staff, told Jeff Burlew of the Tallahassee Democrat that the software purchased from a self described progressive/liberal vendor was needed by the Mayor’s Office to communicate with constituents. “We use it for our communications with constituents for large events like the Longest Table […]

Bringing the Shine Out

Bringing the Shine Out

J.J. Jimenez has a rapidly growing shoe shine business in Tallahassee. “When I do a shoe, the more I rub it, I give it life,” he explained. “The owner has allowed it to die. But with a little water, a little elbow grease, I bring that shoe back alive. “I make that shoe come alive,” […]

Mayor Gillum Spends City Tax Dollars on Democratic Campaign Vendor

Mayor Gillum Spends City Tax Dollars on Democratic Campaign Vendor

Tallahassee Reports has learned that Mayor Andrew Gillum’s office has spent approximately $5,000 in city tax revenue with a campaign vendor, NGP VAN, that advertises “our new tech tools can help grow the resistance.” NGP VAN’s website states that it “is the leading technology provider to Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations, offering clients an […]

Airport Passenger Traffic Growth Continues

Airport Passenger Traffic Growth Continues

It is a new year, but the trend for passenger traffic at Tallahassee International Airport remains the same. The latest numbers for the Tallahassee International Airport (TIA) show passenger traffic increased in January when compared to January traffic in 20117. The numbers for January 2017 show a 5.4% increase in passenger traffic. The number of passengers […]