Ryan Dailey, Tallahassee Democrat

Ryan Dailey

Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Past articles by Ryan:

10 Florida school districts revising or dropping their LGBTQ support guides, policies

After being scrutinized by the State Board of Education, schools are revising their LGTBQ guidelines → Read More

Florida intends to ‘pull’ LGBTQ support documents at school districts

Legislature this year passed a measure that bars classroom instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in early grades. → Read More

Florida to launch 'massive' effort to target opioid addiction

As Florida grapples with nearly 2,000 overdose deaths so far this year, state leaders on Wednesday announced a “massive” effort to address opioid addiction in counties that need it most. → Read More

DeSantis signs law to require Florida teach lessons on 'victims of communism'

Calling it a “blockbuster day for freedom,” Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to require public-school students to observe “Victims of Communism Day." → Read More

Florida House passes measure limiting race-related instruction

Under the measure, school instruction or workplace training would constitute discrimination if it “compels” people to believe certain concepts. → Read More

COVID: Florida public university system officials urge masks, vaccinations amid omicron

Florida state university system officials ask students and employees to wear masks and get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the omicron variant surges. → Read More

Board of Education to weigh punishment for 11 Florida school districts, including Leon, for mask mandates

Last week, Leon County superintendent Rocky Hanna said the district's mask mandate will likely be in place until at least the end of October. If the district's positive test rate is in single digits, Hanna said he will recommend it be lifted. → Read More

Federal government raises concerns about school mask order in Florida

The U.S. Department of Education is “deeply concerned” about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order seeking to ban school mask mandates. → Read More

State Board of Education to meet over counties' compliance with mask rule

The state continues to pursue a crackdown on school districts that don’t let parents opt out of student mask mandates. → Read More

Florida education officials to 'investigate' Alachua, Broward over mask rules

State Education Board Chairman Tom Grady said the board could withhold salaries or remove officers over mask rules. The board did neither. → Read More

Unexpected vetoes by Florida Gov. DeSantis disappoint bill supporters

Supporters were left puzzled after Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed bipartisan measures Tuesday. → Read More

DeSantis signs bill shielding colleges, universities from student lawsuits seeking refunds

Marking a victory for colleges and universities that shut down campuses last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday shielding the schools from refund lawsuits. → Read More

Florida Senate Democratic leader Sen. Gary Farmer ousted, replaced with Sen. Lauren Book

Less than six months after Florida Sen. Gary Farmer, formally took the leadership post, Democratic senators cast a unanimous vote of no confidence. → Read More

Florida Transgender Athlete Ban Heads To Full House

A proposal to ban transgender females from taking part in girls’ or women’s high-school and college sports is teed up for consideration by the full House, after a Republican-controlled education panel overrode fiery objections Tuesday. The House Education & Employment Committee voted 15-6 to approve the proposal (HB 1475) sponsored by Rep. Kaylee Tuck, R-Lake Placid, with Rep. James Bush,… → Read More

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Revamp Put On Hold

A controversial Senate proposal that would cut state-backed Bright Futures scholarships for students in degree programs that don’t “lead directly to employment” has been put on hold and is expected to undergo changes. → Read More

Florida House backs moment of silence in schools, sponsor says kids growing up now 'have issues'

Republican House sponsor says children growing up now “have issues” in part because “they don’t have time for moments of reflection." → Read More

Restaurant Alcohol Delivery To Stick Around As Florida's Economy Reopens? DeSantis Hints Legislature

One added permission for Florida restaurants brought on by COVID-19’s disruption might be sticking around: Alcohol delivery. In his March 20 executive → Read More

Additional Relief Coming For Panhandle Areas Dealing With Post-Hurricane Michael Debris Cleanup

Governor Ron DeSantis says some additional relief is coming for communities hit by Hurricane Michael. After a meeting with President Donald Trump, DeSantis → Read More

Ron DeSantis Releases Economic Platform As Democrats Attack His Support Of Fair Tax Bill

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis has released his plan for Florida’s economy. The former congressman bills himself as an enemy of taxes, as → Read More

Felon Voting Rights Advocates Turn To Amendment 4 For Recourse

As Gov. Rick Scott’s Cabinet meets for its last clemency board meeting before the state’s general election, the conversation surrounding felon voting → Read More