Ryan Dailey

Ryan Dailey is a reporter/producer for WFSU/Florida Public Radio. After graduating from Florida State University, Ryan went into print journalism working for the Tallahassee Democrat for five years. At the Democrat, he worked as a copy editor, general assignment and K-12 education reporter.

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, Ryan also lived in Lawrenceville, Georgia and Southwest Florida before moving to Tallahassee. On a day off, you might find him playing guitar, attempting to play golf or hanging out with his dog, Buddy.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Greene entered the race barely three months before the primary. Now, the billionaire real estate titan is coming out strong on education. In a recent interview with WFSU’s Ryan Dailey, Greene called for two years of public pre-Kindergarten and talked charter schools among other topics.

The Environmental Protection Agency has completed a more than decade-long cleanup at Cascades Park. A manufactured gas plant closed more than 50 years ago had contaminated the area’s soil with chemicals.

An internal study ordered by the Leon County Commission has found median pay among county employees is slightly higher for women than it is for men. The study examined the wages of nearly 800 employees.

Killearn Lakes Elementary School is being awarded by the Florida Department of Education for one of its programs aimed at bolstering family involvement. The school is one of nine the state recognized for their efforts.

Local businessman and City Hall critic Erwin Jackson has updated his existing complaint against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum with the Florida Commission on Ethics. Jackson’s amended complaint is regarding a trip Gillum took to Costa Rica with two city lobbyists, Adam Corey and Sean Pittman.

The Leon County Commission is mulling the creation of a new council and tax to provide services for children in need. A recent discussion forum intended to gauge community interest took place in front of a crowd of more than 100.

Advocacy organization The Poor People’s Campaign has taken up the cause of calling for a $15 minimum wage. A group advocating for small businesses doesn’t share that sentiment.

A Florida State University Professor has brought together three of the school’s colleges to participate in a unique course covering the State’s ongoing legal battle over felons’ voting rights. At a recent class, Leon County’s Sherriff shared insight into how he, his peers and the formerly incarcerated view the issue.

Former Tallahassee City Manager Rick Fernandez is being charged with violating state ethics laws. Fernandez was fired after it was revealed he accepted Florida State University football tickets as a gift.

The Florida Forest Service is offering money incentives to private landowners in exchange for growing and creating a friendly ecosystem for the Long Leaf Pine. Those with non-industrial land of at least five, but no more than 5,000 acres of forest land are eligible.

A group of activists want no trace of lead in Florida’s drinking water – whether it be in schools or government buildings. The group found elevated lead levels in drinking fountains in Florida’s Capitol.

The Education Estimating Conference takes a detailed look at factors that will influence enrollment, for better or worse, in Florida’s public schools. At its most recent meeting, the committee found the state’s scholarship programs will have the biggest impact.

The Florida Education Association, a statewide teachers union, has revived its practice of issuing legislative report cards. It scores lawmakers on their votes regarding the organization’s key issues, and for the period of 2017-18, the union failed the majority of Republicans.

Gov. Rick Scott is touting a 47-year low in the state’s crime rate after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement released its annual statistics. Scott said he is ‘disappointed’ in the legislature over cuts to the Department of Corrections.

Single-family home prices are climbing upward with demand, according to the City of Tallahassee. An update from the City’s Office of Economic Vitality says single-family home construction permits are at their highest number since 2007.

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