Tag: CRA

Danny McAuliffeNovember 27, 2018
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6min313
There may be new legislative leadership, but old lawmaking sticking points are shaping up to remain unchanged. The Florida League of Cities, for example, recently unveiled its legislative priorities for the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session. Perennial issues line the group’s platform. But most fit under the ideological umbrella of Home Rule, the idea that local […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 20, 2018
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6min363
Pinellas County commissioners considered a list of five legislative priorities Tuesday, covering topics ranging from protecting community redevelopment areas to reforming Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. In a shift from previous legislative priorities, the county seeks to limit the number of priorities it advocates in Tallahassee during the 2019 Legislative Session to just five. The […]

Danny McAuliffeOctober 1, 2018
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4min264
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis hasn’t been shy in attacking his Democratic opponent about the ongoing FBI investigation in Tallahassee. The latest strike? The DeSantis campaign is calling on Andrew Gillum to return more than $75,000 in campaign donations from those who’ve been subpoenaed in the course of the more-than-three-year-long investigation into Tallahassee’s city government. […]

Drew WilsonAugust 23, 2017
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2min406
Lobbyist Adam Corey jettisoned his state-level clients this week, possibly due to an ongoing FBI corruption investigation in Tallahassee. Corey had been representing American Clinical Solutions, Coalition of Affordable Housing Providers, PNC Financial Services Group, Broward College Foundation and San Felasco Nurseries, but state records show he withdrew as a lobbyist for each client Monday. […]

Guest AuthorAugust 16, 2017
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7min472
A mayor who received $84,529 from a side job paid for by taxpayers. A grand jury report stating that government officials were “spending large amounts of taxpayer dollars on what appeared to be pet projects of elected officials.” An inspector general’s report finding over $2 million in questionable expenditures and political cronyism involving a city commissioner. […]

Jim RosicaJuly 12, 2017
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Update: The cancelled CRA meeting mentioned below, originally set for this Thursday, was rescheduled for next Wednesday (July 19) at 9:30 a.m. in City Hall’s commission chambers. The meeting agenda is here. A spokeswoman Wednesday said the city of Tallahassee and its Community Redevelopment Agency has turned over thousands of pages’ worth of material regarding the FBI’s investigation of the […]

Staff ReportsJuly 3, 2017
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5min386
We’ve beat up on them before, but we have nothing but praise for the tenacious and relentless reporting of the Tallahassee Democrat as it digs into the percolating scandal surrounding the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).  To recap, the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office in north Florida has issued subpoenas seeking information on redevelopment projects that involve the […]


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