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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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  • Orange OKs home-confinement review

    Orange County commissioners approved Tuesday an outside emergency review of its troubled home-confinement program, as two other internal investigations are nearing completion. And as the number of people who remain in the program dwindled to 31...
  • How to help Bithlo

    How to help Bithlo
    In today's letter's I respond to readers' questions and I had several people write to me because they wanted to know how to help Bithlo after a column I wrote that highlighted the east Orange County community's problems with poverty and concern about...
  • Will the fat lady ever sing in downtown Orlando?

    Will the fat lady ever sing in downtown Orlando?
    Teresa Jacobs fought legendary battles against the political establishment as a county commissioner. They pale compared with her first big one as county mayor. Jacobs zeroed in on the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in February, pointing out...
  • On readers' minds: Barbers and boneheads

    On readers' minds: Barbers and boneheads
    Today, I give thanks to readers — the funny ones, the passionate ones and even the ones who think I'm a "biased bonehead." Among the topics that have worked up readers lately: revelations that your very own state legislators have been funding and...
  • Taxpayers could be on hook for jobs agency's misspending

    Taxpayers could be on hook for jobs agency's misspending
    As investigators dig into the finances of the region's workforce development board, federal law indicates that Central Florida taxpayers might have to repay any money that is ultimately determined to have been misspent. Workforce Central Florida...
  • 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...
  • Rep. John Mica visits ‘Political Connections’; Citrus Bowl flap on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., discusses I-4 toll lanes, SunRail and the Secret Service scandal on "Political Connections." The program airs at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday on Central Florida News 13. Moderator Ybeth Bruzual also asks Mica about fiscal...
  • Speaker Dorworth’s political pals back Lasso in Orange race, too

     
    Future Florida House Speaker Chris Dorworth has lined up $20,000 from his leadership committee to help fund his friend and Orange County Commission District 3 candidate Eric Lasso. That troubles Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, who was already unsettled...
  • Mayor Jacobs backs independent Damiani in race with Republicans

     
    Republican Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is backing registered independent Lui Damiani in a crowded commission District 3 race which has a trio of other GOPers running, but she’s not calling it an official endorsement. Jacobs said that Damiani...
  • Dorworth vs. Jacobs on Orange Commission race

     
    By David Damron, Orlando Sentinel Rep. Chris Dorworth's involvement in an Orange commission race is pouring more gas on a feud between the future House speaker from Seminole County and Mayor Teresa Jacobs, two of Central Florida's most powerful...
  • In Mica-Adams, it’s Huckabee, Barbour and Jacobs vs. Palin, Rice and West

     
    With U.S. Rep. John Mica rushing out endorsements¬† on the eve of the primary – and rival U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams reminding voters about some of hers — here’s where some high profile Republicans are lining up in the closely watched race...
  • Mica lands support from Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs — and Haley Barbour, too

     
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is supporting U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, in his congressional primary showdown with U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, Mica's campaign says. It's a coup for Mica. Jacobs is both the most influential and best-known Republican...