| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Americans for Prosperity/Florida has released its 2012 rankings of the Florida congressional delegation. Not a lot of surprises — Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross of Lakeland each get an A+, while locally former U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, R-...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:33 PM
WASHINGTON — In a rare showing of bipartisanship, four lawmakers from Central Florida — two Democrats and two Republicans — are demanding answers from VA Secretary Eric Shinseki on the status of a planned Orlando hospital that's been...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 9:37 PM
Sunday’s column – “The long, hard slog for straight answers” – attempted to get members of Congress to give straight answers to basic questions that readers and voters care about. You can see the chart – and the efforts...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 10:27 AM
It's a busy time in the nation's capital, where the National Cherry Blossom Festival continues through April 14. If you venture to Washington this spring or any time, consider paying a visit to Florida House, now celebrating 40 years as our home away from...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:57 PM
I'm standing on the top floor of a medical center that is supposed to be open.
It is not.
In fact, it's not even close.
Five months after the promised opening of the VA Medical Center, there are unfinished concrete floors, missing ceilings and scores...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 5:44 PM
I often hear from readers who are frustrated they can't get straight answers from the people who represent them in Washington.
Residents who can't get calls returned, positions explained — even one guy so desperate to speak with his congressman...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Chances are you haven't heard of Christina Bonarrigo or Johnny Castillo.
A couple decades ago I could have almost guaranteed you'd know at least one of them some day.
That's how certain the pathway was from student politics at the University of...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Did you see where the Florida Department of Transportation is sponsoring a NASCAR car this weekend at Daytona?
Actually, you're the one sponsoring it, since the $175,000 being spent on Joe Nemechek's car is public money.
It's all part of the state's...
| Feb 23, 2013
I owe my parents an apology for my behavior as a teenager. I now know how it feels be on the receiving end of sullen, snotty and otherwise disrespectful attitudes. My parents deserved better.
Something has to be done with Congress. When the elections...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Three train systems want to connect with Orlando International Airport within the next couple of years, but no one can say for sure how, much less if, they ever will.
A $1.7 million study could answer those questions, as well as allow airport officials...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 3:06 PM
They control some of the largest work forces in town.
They can affect your health care, your daily commute, even your kids' education.
Some of them have direct lines to the White House.
They are Central Florida's power players. And you deserve to...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who seems to have a million jobs these days, brushed aside - as only a politician could - a question about him serving in the Obama administration cabinet as the next U.S. Transportation Secretary.
Asked about taking...