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.

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.

A man who was shot with a Taser by law enforcement earlier this week has died after being admitted to a local hospital in critical condition. 

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is expanding its partnership with other Sheriff’s offices around the region. The new collaboration is based on the success of LCSO teaming up with Florida Highway Patrol this past year.

An armed man opened fire on police in Panama City Tuesday afternoon, after barricading himself inside an apartment. Law enforcement reported one injury at the scene.

A reboot of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign, which sought to unite those of all races who live in poverty, had a presence in Florida’s Capitol Monday.

As races for statewide office heat up, two candidates have found common ground on criminal justice reform. Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Chris King was joined this week by fellow Dem and attorney general candidate Sean Shaw in kicking off a tour to roll out King’s platform.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King has entered the television ad market. King went after Florida’s politicians whose committees accept millions from the sugar industry.

The president of Gadsden County’s teachers union is taking issue with one district school’s practice of booting new and veteran teachers. He says even the county’s Teacher of the Year did not have her contract renewed.

A fifth candidate has jumped into the race for Tallahassee Mayor. Carrie Litherland is the only woman vying for the office, and at 25 is also the youngest candidate.

During this National Teacher Appreciation week, Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates in the wide-open primary tried to score points with educators. Meanwhile, the GOP race was solidified at two candidates who are just beginning to hone their criticisms of each other.

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