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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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  • Maxwell: Jacobs, Orange leaders snub citizens in sick time debate

     
    Orange County leaders are set to take up a controversial ballot proposal Tuesday that would require many businesses to offer workers paid sick time, which nearly all commissioners oppose. But rather than trying to convince voters that the citizen-petition...
  • Soto no longer supports removing Jacobs from X-way board

     
    Last year, when Reps. Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, and Mike Horner, R-Kissimmee, attempted to force Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs off of the board of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, they cast it as a bipartisan effort. And they could,...
  • Sick-time initiative on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’; new poll results on ‘Political Connections’

     
    On the public-affairs front this weekend: ***WFTV-Channel 9's “Central Florida Spotlight takes up the sick-time initiative in Orange County. The guests are state Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, and petitioner Tatiana Torres, who collected signatures...
  • 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...
  • Thompson: Court order needed to get deleted text public records

     
    The Orlando Sentinel reported today that Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson and County Attorney Jeff Newton deleted texts from their personal phones that dealt with public business, and thus are public records. The story explains that both...
  • Judge tells county to act on sick-time. It should

     
    Well, news broke tonight that the courts have ordered Orange County to do what it should've done in the first place — put the sick-time initiative on the ballot. However, the ruling also had some wiggle room, allowing the county time to offer the...
  • Orange leaders take harsh lumps for keeping sick-time off ballot

     
    Orange County leaders Tuesday tried to snuff out a citizen-petition drive aimed at putting a sick leave measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. A 4-3 majority voted to delay it, which would basically push it well past ballot printing deadlines, and keep voters from...
  • UPDATED Jacobs: Transparency can restore pubilc trust after sick-time delay

     
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs penned this My Word column that went to Orlando Sentinel readers today, saying she sees a way to “restore public trust” after county leaders voted 4-3 to delay a sick-time ballot measure and keep it off the...
  • Meet the three-judge panel in Orange’s sick leave court fight

     
    A three-judge panel Friday ordered Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs do explain by Sunday afternoon why a sick-time initiative her board blocked should not indeed go to voters on Nov. 6. Read more about that here. It's relatively uncharted political and...
  • Update: Judge Kest dismiss business lawsuit challenging sick time

     
    Orange Circuit Judge John Kest has dismissed a lawsuit filed by business groups who were arguing that a sick time ballot measure was confusing and should not go to voters. Judge Kest said in an 11-page ruling that the business group lawsuit was filed...
  • Jacobs hosts branding summit with business, elected leaders

     
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs hosts a branding summit later today with area chambers and other elected and business leaders to confab on ways to market the Central Florida region. The effort picked up steam after a recent trip Jacobs made to Austin, a...
  • Final also-ran backs Clarke over Damiani for open Orange seat

     
    Five candidates ran in the Orange County Commission District 3 primary that Lui Damiani and Pete Clarke emerged from, but as of this morning, two of three folks who failed to make that voter cut are backing Clarke. Third-place finisher Lydia Pisano had...