Leon County

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Leon County could see future tax hikes and the phase out of the downtown Community Redevelopment Agency, if a proposed increase in the homestead tax exemption is approved. County commissioners are bracing for the constitutional amendment advanced by state lawmakers.

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A citizens group is drafting recommendations on how to improve the response to storms like Hurricane Hermine. The restoration efforts in Tallahassee raised concerns among residents and Governor Rick Scott.

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Communities across the country are implementing a 'Housing First' model as a new approach to fight homelessness. Some local officials want to bring the program to Leon County.

Leon County Celebrates National Adoption Day

Nov 14, 2012

Children around the country are being adopted as part of National Adoption Day. In Florida eleven children have new families to call their own.

Adoption finalization is usually a private affair. But, on National Adoption Day, parents are able to wave their confidentiality rights and open their ceremony to the public. Florida Department of Children and Families spokesperson Erin Gillespie said Florida celebrates the day in a slightly different way.