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  • 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...
  • Charge dropped against girlfriend of former state Rep. Chris Dorworth

    Charge dropped against girlfriend of former state Rep. Chris Dorworth
    The state on Wednesday dropped a charge of violating Florida's public meeting law against Rebekah Hammond, the girlfriend of former state representative-turned-lobbyist Chris Dorworth. Hammond, Dorworth and former Orlando expressway authority board...
  • After scandal, new X-way authority needs tough lobbying, ethics laws

    Today, Central Florida is supposed to turn the page and begin a new chapter in the scandal-filled history of its toll-road agency. The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority and it's "culture of corruption" have been abolished. But unless local...
  • State attorney to investigate expressway authority board members

    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. A...
  • 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...
  • Orange County Xway reorg bill is out

     
    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...
  • 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...
  • Orlando X-way lobbies, but fails, to avoid state takeover

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Officials with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority tried to make their case to state Senate budget-writers Thursday to avoid a state takeover of the toll-agency. But they didn't make much of an impression. After fielding...
  • No Orange County tollway takeover this year

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The budget deal hatched Tuesday by House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President Mike Haridopolos doesn't include the Senate's plans to take over the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. The budget “allocations”...