In cooperation with a group trying to put government ethics reform on the local ballot, Tallahassee City Commissioners have rescheduled their next meeting to ensure a timely vote. A judge is expected to rule next Friday on whether the proposed amendment is ballot-ready, and the Commission plans to vote later the same day, Aug. 29.
Former FSU President Sandy D'Alemberte is representing Citizens for Ethics Reform in its legal battle to put an amendment on the Leon County ballot. He asked the City Commission on Wed., Aug. 20, to vote before a judge rules next week.
A Leon County circuit judge has agreed to expedite his hearing of a proposed Tallahassee ethics initiative a group is trying to place on the November ballot. Citizens for Ethics Reform is asking the City Commission to approve the measure before the judge rules next Friday, as they outlined in a letter to city officials this afternoon.
The Leon County School Board continues hashing out the details of a nearly $530 million budget for the upcoming school year, but something giving board members heartburn is whether to approve a property tax increase to fill part of the funding plan required by the legislature.
This week, thousands of students across the Big Bend head back to the classrooms for the start of another school year. While its business as usual for many of those districts, in Jefferson County--the worst school district in the state-- there’s a lot at stake for the teachers, administrators and its superintendent.
Jefferson County School Superintendent Al Cooksey is very blunt about the current state of the district he now runs.