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Teresa Jacobs

An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty.
An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty. « Show less

Top Teresa Jacobs Articles

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  • Best person, not party, should get votes: My Word

    Best person, not party, should get votes: My Word
    In the Sentinel's June 28 article "Partisan Orange races? Voters will decide," Orange County Republican Chairman Lew Oliver's comments stood out: "One-party political entities, at any level, are all but universally less responsive, less efficient and more...
  • SunRail is considering expanding hours, days

    SunRail is considering expanding hours, days
    SunRail leaders agreed Monday to consider expanding the hours of the commuter train to weekends and later at night, but they want to know how expensive the new and improved version might be before making any promises. "There are more costs. The question...
  • Orange backs another no-new-taxes budget

    Orange County leaders Thursday backed another no-new-taxes budget that for next fiscal year includes money for new projects, raises and added positions. As in recent budgets, Mayor Teresa Jacobs touted its austerity and she avoided any dire warnings...
  • Orlando Science Center told to do homework on funding request

    Orange County leaders rebuffed an Orlando Science Center request Tuesday for up to $12 million in funds to expand its STEM programming, telling the non-profit that it was asking for too much, too soon. The center's CEO and President JoAnn Newman said the...
  • Orange leaders pass Osceola Parkway resolution, residents unimpressed

    Orange leaders pass Osceola Parkway resolution, residents unimpressed
    Orange County leaders passed a resolution today that asserts they can block a proposed Osceola Parkway extension from coming into the county. But a pair of residents who may be impacted by the toll road project were unimpressed by the move. The non-...
  • Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options

    Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options
    TALLAHASSEE -- It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats' annual fundraising conference in Westin last month. That's because her name is surfacing as a potential running mate for...
  • Orlando Science Center launches ambitious fundraising campaign

    Orlando Science Center launches ambitious fundraising campaign
    The Orlando Science Center is launching a campaign to raise as much as $35 million to expand science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM programs, throughout the community and inside the facility. The public-private outreach includes asking...
  • New Central Florida toll-road board meets, promises openness, honesty

    New Central Florida toll-road board meets, promises openness, honesty
    The board of a new regional toll road agency met for the first time Thursday, with members promising to clean up the mess of predecessors and act more openly and honestly. Lake County Commissioner Welton Cadwell was elected chairman and predicted there...
  • Orange tax collector, appraiser offices likely to move

    Orange tax collector, appraiser offices likely to move
    Orange County commissioners signaled today that they would approve moving the elected tax collector and property appraiser headquarters out of a high-profile skyscraper downtown. If approved, the two public offices would move late this year into a...
  • Orlando toll-road scandal: Exposing puppets, puppet masters

    Orlando toll-road scandal: Exposing puppets, puppet masters
    The latest 400 pages of testimony in Orlando's toll-road scandal read like a Hollywood script. There are secret meetings in the backrooms of high-end steakhouses, strategy sessions about punishing enemies and rewarding friends, and covert talks about...
  • Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum

    Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum
    State Rep. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, has asked Republican Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to support the legal fight to overturn Florida's ban on gay marriage. Orlando elected leaders, led by Democratic Mayor Buddy Dyer, recently voted 5-2 to file a...
  • Protecting defense and fiscal assets: My Word

    Protecting defense and fiscal assets: My Word
    In late June, military and defense personnel from throughout Florida gathered here to discuss the state's military bases, covering issues from efficiency to readiness. Central to this assembly was Team Orlando, the 12-member collaborative alliance that...