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  • Nik Vucevic: I don't have any ill will toward the Philadelphia 76ers

    Nik Vucevic: I don't have any ill will toward the Philadelphia 76ers
    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...
  • House votes to detonate Orlando's scandal-plagued Xway authority

    House votes to detonate Orlando's scandal-plagued Xway authority
    TALLAHASSEE РWithout 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...
  • Records show emails between toll-road board member, developer

    Records show emails between toll-road board member, developer
    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. The documents...
  • House tries to shape up all X-way authorities, not just Orlando's

    House tries to shape up all X-way authorities, not just Orlando's
    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)...
  • In wake of grand jury, Senate adds ethics rules to Central Florida expressway bill

    In wake of grand jury, Senate adds ethics rules to Central Florida expressway bill
    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...
  • Despite indictment, Xway merger stuck in the House

    Despite indictment, Xway merger stuck in the House
    TALLAHASSEE -- Despite an indictment of one board member, a legislative plan to blow up Metro Orlando's expressway authority and impose new ethical rules on its successor has stalled in the Florida House days before the Legislature adjourns. The plan to...
  • Governor must remove developer from expressway board

    Governor must remove developer from expressway board
    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...
  • Governor vows to 'keep an eye' on appointee

     Governor vows to 'keep an eye' on appointee
    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...
  • Ex-Crotty Chief of Staff Rodon applies for X-Way board post

     
    The list of candidates to take a seat on the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority now includes former County Mayor Rich Crotty's Chief of Staff, George Rodon. Rodon is among a handful who applied to Gov. Rick Scott's office to take over seat held...
  • Baker Hostetler and conflict questions surface near Jacobs again

     
    Before ever taking office, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs lost her first choice for a crucial county attorney post. Her pick Kevin Shaughnessy was dogged by concerns that keeping his partnership role at the Baker & Hostetler firm — while...
  • Scott taps Batterson for Orlando Expressway post

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Monday tapped Scott Batterson, 35, a civil engineer, to fill an open seat on the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, a post that could help decide the fate of a toll increase next year for the long-planned...