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City of Tallahassee passes ethics amendment

About two-thirds of Tallahassee voters approved yesterday, 38,968 to 19,431, a city charter amendment that creates a seven-member ethics board with the power to investigate…

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Tallahassee hires city ethics officer

Julie Meadows-Keefe has been hired as the ethics officer for the city of Tallahassee. Her job is to enforce stronger ethical standards for employees and…

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Ethics reform fight in Tallahassee

Last meeting, the Pensacola City Council rejected Councilwoman Sherri Myers’ effort to strengthen the city’s code of ethics. In Tallahassee, citizens are pushing a charter…

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Posted in Caring

How Tallahassee tackles homeless issue

The Tallahassee City Commission voted yesterday to lease the city’s 3.8 acres on West Pensacola Street for a new 24-hour Comprehensive Emergency Services Center that…

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The Calming Clarification

A state senate bill amendment pertaining to RESTORE Act funds made local officials a bit nervous this week. It’s calmer now, after some language-tweaking and…

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Sink calls for economic protections during special session

Press Release: Florida CFO Alex Sink today sent a letter to Speaker of the Florida House Larry Cretul and President of the Florida Senate Jeff…

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BP contacts can’t answer many questions, no surprise

State Senator Don Gaetz emailed last week to the media and his constituents the list of BP Contacts in Florida. I had reporter Ryne Ziemba…

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Boo hoo, no voodoo–Groups oppose Evers bill

ACLU Press Release: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Numerous religious organizations, clergy and nonpartisan citizen organizations representing a wide range of interests today called upon Florida Speaker…

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Tallahassee Tea Party: We the People Rally 2010 (video)

Our video from the Tax Day Protest on Florida Capitol steps

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