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  • Bill seeks subsidy for proposed Orlando soccer stadium

     
    By David Royse, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Up to two Major League Soccer franchises would be eligible for subsidies given to other pro sports teams in Florida under a bill filed in the Legislature, a nod to Orlando's bid to bring an...
  • Gardiner says new Expressway board will keep Dyer

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Looks like Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer might get to keep his seat on a new regional toll authority after all. A bill, SB 952, advancing through the Senate would fold the expressway authorities in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake...
  • Bill Nelson talks to News 13 about Marco Rubio

     
    Sen. Bill Nelson talks at Florida Hospital last month. Photo credit: Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: In public-affairs programming this weekend: ***Sen. Bill Nelson discusses the economy, the sequestration cuts and...
  • Progressives: saving local wage, benefit efforts high on agenda

     
    A coalition of progressive groups released its upcoming legislative agenda, and killing bills that block local wage and benefit measures sits near the top of it's list. “Florida’s low-income earners should be protected from corporate...
  • Consumer advocates slam property insurance bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — On the eve of a Senate vote to dramatically overhaul Citizens' Property Insurance by letting rates go up and trying to shift more policies to the private market, consumer advocate came out against the bill essentially saying the bad...
  • The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

     
    Over two days, we revealed this year's list of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” — as chosen by a panel of leaders from the business, nonprofit and political communities. Below is the full list of 25 - with nutshell...
  • Sublette, Jacobs talk school safety, ‘textgate’ at League luncheon

     
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and School Board Chairman Bill Sublette held court at the local League of Women Voters Hot Topics luncheon today and school safety dominated the discussion. Both politicians defended the recent $3 million move to...
  • Orange County Xway reorg bill is out

     
    TALLAHASSEE — As long expected, the potentially controversial legislation re-structuring and expanding the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has materialized in the Senate. But in a move to appease regional partners, the new authority...
  • Tax breaks that still get lawmakers excited: Soccer, space, defense

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Here's a formula for defusing the Florida Legislature's public squeamishness this year over its historic pattern of awarding major tax breaks to major corporations: wrap it in sports, space or national defense. A Senate committee...
  • Casselberry Chamber straw poll: few surprises

     
    Seminole County reporter Martin Comas reports the following: There were few surprises Thursday night when Mitt Romney, Connie Mack IV and other Republican candidates came out ahead in a straw poll conducted from those attending a political hob nob...
  • John Mica, Sandy Adams on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    On the public-affairs front this weekend: U.S. Reps. John Mica and Sandy Adams, who are running for the same congressional seat in the Aug. 14 Republican primary, are guests this weekend on WFTV-Channel 9's “Central Florida Spotlight.” ...
  • Cannon to headline Plakon fundraiser

     
    Outgoing House Speaker Dean Cannon will be back in Winter Park tomorrow night for a fundraiser to help Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood. Cannon and Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley are the headliners at the reception for Plakon, who is locked in a tough re-...