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  • 21 questions aspiring House Speaker Chris Dorworth won’t answer

     
    Sunday's column about aspiring House Speaker Chris Dorworth's newest public disclosure – and the mysterious $713,000 worth of new assets he listed after being virtually broke the year before — drew a very intense response. Hundreds of comments...
  • The expressway authority’s next big turn

     
    The financial condition of metro Orlando’s road building agency is precarious, its rising tolls aren’t building the Wekiva Parkway as promised, and its reputation hasn’t recovered since a grand jury documented a fundraising scandal there...
  • Sopranos, Dan Webster, toll hikes in new Alan Grayson ad

     
    First, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson called opponent Dan Webster a draft-dodger in a campaign ad. Next came a campaign spot labeling him “Taliban Dan.” Now, Grayson has launched a satirical ad that brings Tony Soprano to Florida's 8th Congressional...
  • Teresa Jacobs interview highlights

     
    Here are a few interesting bits from today's editorial board interview with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs: - She is not enamored of Mike Snyder, who runs the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority that Jac0bs will sit on as part of her duties as....
  • Orlando X-way lobbies, but fails, to avoid state takeover

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Officials with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority tried to make their case to state Senate budget-writers Thursday to avoid a state takeover of the toll-agency. But they didn't make much of an impression. After fielding...
  • No Orange County tollway takeover this year

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The budget deal hatched Tuesday by House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President Mike Haridopolos doesn't include the Senate's plans to take over the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. The budget “allocations”...
  • Ex-Crotty Chief of Staff Rodon applies for X-Way board post

     
    The list of candidates to take a seat on the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority now includes former County Mayor Rich Crotty's Chief of Staff, George Rodon. Rodon is among a handful who applied to Gov. Rick Scott's office to take over seat held...
  • Baker Hostetler and conflict questions surface near Jacobs again

     
    Before ever taking office, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs lost her first choice for a crucial county attorney post. Her pick Kevin Shaughnessy was dogged by concerns that keeping his partnership role at the Baker & Hostetler firm — while...
  • Scott taps Batterson for Orlando Expressway post

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Monday tapped Scott Batterson, 35, a civil engineer, to fill an open seat on the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, a post that could help decide the fate of a toll increase next year for the long-planned...
  • Jacobs has sights on Lynx, X-way

    Jacobs has sights on Lynx, X-way
    Teresa Jacobs went from neighborhood activist to Orange County commissioner who for eight years in office took on developers and powerful politicians. Now Jacobs wants Orange County voters to put her atop the establishment that she constantly challenged,...
  • Stewart touts activism, watchdog role

    Stewart touts activism, watchdog role
    Orange County Commissioner Linda Stewart won elected office as a community activist and government watchdog, and she is not changing that approach in her run for county mayor. Stewart has staked out politically risky positions on taxes, growth and social...
  • Governor must remove developer from expressway board

    Governor must remove developer from expressway board
    Gov. Rick Scott faced a big decision when deciding whom to appoint to the scandal-plagued Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. The agency, after all, has been rocked with controversies in recent years. A grand jury went so far as to describe a...