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John L. Mica

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  • FDOT wants to build lots of roads — and toll them

     
    By David Royce, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With bids for new road building projects coming in at “historically low levels,” Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said Monday that now is the time for the state to...
  • Mica and Obama agree on highway bill extension

     
    Wednesday morning, just as President Obama was urging Congress to approve an extension of legislation providing federal funding for highway projects, House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica was telling the Sentinel editorial board he would go...
  • Oil in the Everglades: History vs. hype

     
    Talk of drilling in the Everglades seems to be all the rage nowadays. As I mentioned last week, the idea isn’t really new at all. Florida has done it before. And John Mica has been talking for decades about doing it again. It’s just that,...
  • House passes FAA bill; another shutdown unlikely

     
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. House agreed today to extend operating plans for the Federal Aviation Administration through the end of January, making it all but certain the FAA won’t be the victim — at least this year — of another...
  • A&H Maitland gala, Evening in the Grove, is Sunday, Oct. 16

     
    Evening in the Grove, the annual benefit for the Art & History Museums-Maitland, is this Sunday, Oct. 16. Community leader Dick Batchelor will host the citrus-themed gala, which honors U.S. Congressman John Mica. “An inspirational community leader,...
  • Senate congressional map has big – and not-so-big- changes

     
    The Florida Senate's Reapportionment Committee released its long-awaited maps drawing new districts for the state Senate and adding two congressional seats to Florida's existing 25.  Eyeballing the congressional maps (available here), there are some major...
  • Early reviews on Senate redistricting effort

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Now that the Florida Senate has released the first round of congressional and legislative maps, we can expect the partisan rancor to grow exponentially and a thousand different takes on what the re-calibrated political lines mean for...
  • Mel Martinez on the debt solution – he’s right about this one

     
    At the Sentinel/UCF forum on the economy today, former Sen. Mel Martinezmade a point about this country's debt situation that I have long agreed with — there has been a very sensible and bipartisan effort to significant get this country's finances...
  • ‘60 Minutes’: Homeless children travel to Washington

     
    Davalos said the children were thrilled by the trip. "It's an incredible opportunity for these students to have a voice for the 1.6 million homeless children that need to be heard," Davalos said....
  • Adams, Brown, Mica, Nugent, Posey, Webster – What have they done?

     
    Sunday's column focused on all six of Central Florida's¬†Congressional reps in the U.S. House. My question for them:¬†”What have you accomplished this year?” No what you wanted to accomplished, wished you'd accomplished or tried to accomplish....
  • Grayson: I’m up a half-million bucks

     
    WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is reporting today that he already has raised more than $500,000 in the final quarter of 2011 — a big haul that should boost efforts by the Orlando Democrat to return to Congress. The fundraising...
  • Mica backs Romney for president

     
    WASHINGTON — Veteran lawmaker John Mica of Winter Park is throwing his weight behind Mitt Romney, vowing today to campaign with the Republican candidate as the presidential race heads toward a Jan. 31 primary in Florida. As endorsements go, this one...