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Rich Crotty

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  • Orange County on sick-time: We’ll show you, grass-roots folks

     
    Long before I started writing a column , I used to cover the Orange County commission. I started back in the late 90s with Linda Chapin, covering Mel Martinez and Rich Crotty as well. As such, I sat through multitudes of county commission meetings. Yet...
  • Constantine raises money – for himself

     
    Newly elected Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine recently held a fundraiser of the most troubling variety — one where the money goes directly into his own pocket. It happened last week at Cafe Murano. (The e-invitation is below.) And the...
  • Debate swirls around Orange property appraiser’s credentials

     
    Orange County Property Appraiser Bill Donegan released documents Thursday to show he’s a Certified Florida Appraiser in an effort to refute criticism that he's misled voters about his resume. His current and former Democratic opponents, both...
  • Pols unite to help environment, honor Thom Rumberger

     
    Next week, politicians from around the state — and from both sides of the aisle — are uniting in Orlando to both help the environment … and honor one of the state's legal and political patriarchs. The cause is the establishment of the E....
  • 2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving

    2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving
    Longtime readers of Orlando Sentinel editorials might think they've awakened in the Twilight Zone. The Sentinel's editorial board has had some epic disagreements with hotelier Harris Rosen. Over a light-rail system between downtown Orlando and...
  • RX for Danger: Local officials, law enforcers step up prescription-drug battle

    RX for Danger: Local officials, law enforcers step up prescription-drug battle
    Should doctors be charged with murder when their prescriptions are linked to fatal overdoses? It's one idea being considered in Central Florida as local officials and law-enforcement agencies wrestle with the prescription-drug epidemic sweeping the...
  • Segal: ‘Poisoned’ rapport between Jacobs, Dyer hurts Citrus Bowl

     
    Former Orange County Commissioner Bill Segal told WMFE radio listeners that mayors Teresa Jacobs and Buddy Dyer need to put aside Washington-style gridlock and work out a deal to get the $175 million in stalled Citrus Bowl renovations done. “All...
  • Earl. K. Wood pays fee to run for tax collector, former Mayor Crotty not yet

     
    Orange County Tax Collector Earl. K. Wood is paying his filing fee and moments ago was helped through the re-election paperwork by his top lieutenant, Kelly Goodwin, who has also qualified to run. It's not clear if she's going to stay in the race or not,...
  • Romney at Isleworth: Obama out of touch with middle income people; business success makes America more powerful

     
    At a $2,500-per-person fundraiser at Isleworth Country Club in suburban Orlando, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney berated President Barack Obama for being out of touch with middle-income Americans and for stating that he did not know the...
  • Ex-Mayor Crotty: I out-foxed 95-year-old Earl K. Wood

     
    Former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty was rather pleased with his role in the frantic, bizarre scene Friday that finally settled who would run for the tax collector post held for nearly the last five decades by Earl K. Wood. The 95-year-old Wood wanted...
  • Jacobs to Ethics Commission: Follow Orange’s lead. Dorworth: I’ve got no piece of Wekiva.

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is asking the Florida Commission on Ethics to push for closing the dump truck-sized loopholes that allow elected officials to shield their business dealings and relationships when they vote on...
  • Dan Webster’s wife responds to attack against husband

     
    Republican congressional candidate Dan Webster still has not responded to the Orlando Sentinel's request for comment about the new TV attack from Democratic opponent Alan Grayson that labels him “Taliban Dan.” But a short while ago, the...