Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum

Joined by her Attorney Ben Crump and others, Brittany Jacobs speaks during a news conference inside a Tallahassee church prior to a march to the capitol Wednesday.
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Last month’s killing of a man during a dispute over a parking space has revived the conversation about a repeal of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. The overall debate surrounding the controversial self defense law is also having an impact on Florida's elections.

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A coalition of representatives from political, religious, academic and nonprofit groups is trying to reignite the conversation surrounding legislation protecting recipients of DACA. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum recently hosted a forum discussion in tandem with lobbying firm FWD. us. Its intention is to bring advocates together in a push for what they say is an “urgency” for Congressional action. What they want, in their words, is a “long-term legislative solution for Dreamers.”

Ted Hutchinson is organizing director for FWD.us in Florida. He joins Ryan Dailey to explain why he feels legislation is in limbo, and what’s next.

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As races for statewide office heat up, two candidates have found common ground on criminal justice reform. Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Chris King was joined this week by fellow Dem and attorney general candidate Sean Shaw in kicking off a tour to roll out King’s platform.

(left to right) Orlando businessman Chris King, former North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum are seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination
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The need for gun reform is top of mind for the four Democratic candidates running for Governor. They discussed that during their first televised debate.

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All four Democratic gubernatorial candidates will have their first debate Wednesday.

A sign bearing the names of the 17 people killed during the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. (3/24/2018)
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Students, parents, and a wide assortment of gun-control advocates young and old marched and rallied in Tallahassee Saturday.  The local "March for Our Lives" event was one of more than 800 similar happenings in the United States.

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The latest effort to reform Florida’s gun laws failed this week. It was in response to last month’s deadly mass school shooting in South Florida. As some clamored for an assault weapons ban and background checks, Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission refused to take up any measures that would do just that.

Leon School Superintendent Jackie Pons (right) with City Commissioner Scott Maddox campaigning.
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A Tallahassee Commission candidate is calling for current commissioner Scott Maddox to step down after the release of a search warrant detailing the FBI’s investigation of Maddox.

Plans For New Sculpture Unveiled

Jan 18, 2018
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Plans for a new artistic amenity in Tallahassee were announced this Thursday. A new sculpture will soon be added to Cascades Park as part of the #iHeartTally campaign.

A sweeping FBI investigation of city-backed land deals involving a handful of Tallahassee officials and local developers appears to be at a turning point.

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As he prepares to tour Florida’s college campuses, Tallahassee Mayor and gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum is renewing his call to remove a Civil War memorial from the Florida Capitol.

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A handful of high-tech managers trekked to City Hall to hear Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum pitch I/O Avenue, a training program backed by a grant from the former Obama Administration.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is smart to launch his gubernatorial campaign early, says one veteran observer.

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum says he’s “seriously considering” a run for governor. Gillum released a video on his Twitter feed Friday morning.

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Ahead of President Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, mayors are converging in Washington D.C. to discuss policy goals for the next four years.  Tallahassee’s Mayor Andrew Gillum is in attendance.

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Are you ready to take the plunge and go “Over the Edge?” Local officials and community leaders are encouraging area residents to participate in a Tallahassee fundraising event to help highlight local re-entry efforts for released inmates.

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Does racial diversity play an important role in law enforcement? Some local officials say it does. The two white and two black candidates in the Leon County Sheriff’s race have their own views about how law enforcement diversity is key to helping strengthen ties with the community.

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Tuesday voters head to the polls for the primary election.  Local lawmakers are encouraging voters to get out and vote.

Mayor Gillum speaking to DeSoto Trail students.
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Summer’s over for Leon county students and teachers are pushing them to hit the books.  Desoto Trail Elementary has a plan to crank reading habits into high gear.

Police-involved shootings that left two dead in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the killing of five law enforcement officers in Dallas, are sparking protests and vigils in Florida’s Capital City.

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Law enforcement agencies are honoring fallen officers in this year’s annual memorial service in Tallahassee. 

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After months of speculation, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has made a decision on whether he'll run for congress in the newly-redrawn Congressional District Five. Gillum's answer: he'll be staying put.

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is sending mixed messages about whether he’ll make a run for Congress. According to Gillum’s advisors, the mayor now says he’s weighing his options.

Gillum Says No To Congressional Bid For Now

Dec 4, 2015
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According to an advisor of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, some are calling for the mayor to run for Congress. But that may not be the case anytime soon.

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is weighing in on criminal justice reform at a national summit this week.

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