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4:36 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Tallahassee City Commission Reschedules Meeting To Vote On Ethics Proposal

Credit Diane Stein via Flickr

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.

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WFSU Local
5:02 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Tallahassee Ethics Reformers Eye Ballot As Judge Set To Rule Next Week

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.
Credit City of Tallahassee

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. 

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WFSU Local
3:28 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Few Days Left To Vote Early Ahead Of Florida's Tuesday Primary

Credit MGN Online

Residents have until Saturday to vote early ahead of the August 26th primary election. And, depending on the area, it could end at different times.

For example, in Bay County, early voting will end at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, Leon and Wakulla counties' will end at 6 in the evening.

To participate in the primary, voters must have registered to vote on or before July 28th.

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Education
8:31 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Blaming Legislature, Leon School Board Considers $4M Property Tax Hike

Credit Leon County Schools

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.

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WFSU Local
8:23 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

A New School Year Boosts Hopes For An Education Revival In Jefferson County

Jefferson County School Superintendent Al Cooksey
Credit LHatter / WFSU News

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.

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