A proposed ethics reform initiative could be kept off the November ballot if Tallahassee City Attorney Lew Shelley prevails in court. Shelley says the measure is vague as to how much it would cost taxpayers. That’s because a provision would allow local political-campaign donors to claim refunds from the city—up to $25 per donor.
But Citizens for Ethics Reform Co-Chair Marilyn Wills says refunds are necessary to keep people from feeling disenfranchised.
The United Way of The Big Bend is refocusing its mission, scaling down its operations to focus on the areas of health, education and income. The group’s president says the move is a direct response to a survey the organization put out to the community.