| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:30 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Without any debate, the Florida House passed a plan Wednesday to blow up Orlando's scandal-plagued tollway authority and replace it with a larger, regional expressway.
The 115-0 vote sends SB 230 back to the Senate, where it is...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:12 PM
A board member of Orlando's expressway authority offered to introduce possible investors to the managing partner of a billion-dollar development pegged to a toll road the agency is building, records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel reveal.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:08 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House is advancing an ethics reform proposal to impose tighter rules of the road for officials on expressway authorities in some of the state's heaviest-trafficked and problem-plagued metropolitan areas.
A Senate plan (SB 230)...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:26 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- A plan to merge Central Florida's road-building agencies into one major tolling authority was amended Thursday by the state Senate to address the past pay-to-play culture tainting Orlando's expressway authority.
The bill, SB 230, would...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:37 PM
State Attorney Jeff Ashton intends to investigate a complaint that three board members of Orlando's road-building agency may have broken the law by privately plotting to oust Executive Director Max Crumit from the job he held for nearly two years.
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Nik Vucevic said he treats each game against his former team, the Philadelphia 76ers, like an ordinary matchup.
But his statistics against the Sixers are anything but ordinary.
In four games against Philly, the Magic center is averaging 14.0 points on...
| Jan 15, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — A key component of the ethics package the Senate workshopped Tuesday takes aim at a common occurance in state politics: the revolving-door that sees formerly powerful lawmakers return to the Capitol as high-priced lobbyists soon...
| Jan 15, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate panel is fast-tracking a sweeping ethics proposal that would crack down on politicians' lavish lobbyist-funded living, their revolving-door jobs and even their paychecks in cases when they don't pay ethics fines. The...
| Feb 20, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — As long expected, the potentially controversial legislation re-structuring and expanding the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has materialized in the Senate. But in a move to appease regional partners, the new authority...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 7:21 PM
Gov. Rick Scott faced a big decision when deciding whom to appoint to the scandal-plagued Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority.
The agency, after all, has been rocked with controversies in recent years. A grand jury went so far as to describe a...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 1:22 PM
Sunday's column revealed that Gov. Rick Scott's new appointment to the beleaguered Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has multiple conflicts of interest with the agency he now oversees.
Specifically, engineer Scott Batterson has private...