| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Senate President Don Gaetz, who has made ethics reform a signature issue of his administration, on Thursday defended state Rep. Steve Precourt’s bid for the top job at the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority after helping the agency in the...
| 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.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:31 AM
The next installment of the soap opera that is the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority -- "As the tolls hike" -- is set to air today at 2 p.m. when the board holds its next meeting.
When we last left this group of warring and plotting pols,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:40 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida has a checkered past when it comes to social-equality movements such as women's suffrage or gay rights, more laggard than leader.
So if there was a bright spot on the American Association of University Women's income-gap...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Last week was jampacked with news of the wild, wacky and actually important varieties.
Some of the stories you saw. Some you probably missed. Here's a 10-question quiz to test your knowledge about stories involving everything from strange smells at...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:19 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Former Central Florida state legislators Scott Plakon and Eric Eisnaugle are holding a fundraiser tonight at the Orlando offices of Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell.
Both Republicans are slated for high-profile races in 2014 -- Plakon is...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Did you see where Key West wants to start fining visitors who vomit in their taxicabs? Apparently it happens so often with drunken tourists that they want to levy a $50 yak tax.
Really, a little backseat barf seems like a small price for all the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 1:10 PM
If you're mad about paying high tolls, you should be furious about the politics brewing at the expressway authority.
Political appointees orchestrated a coup last week, ousting its executive director,who had actually cleaned up the scandal- and...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:35 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Southern Strategy Group is one of Florida's largest lobbying firms, with clients ranging from Daytona International Speedway and Apple to the city of Orlando.
Founded by former Jeb Bush adviser Paul Bradshaw, the firm showed the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:51 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Six months after he left office as state House speaker, Winter Park Republican Dean Cannon's lobbying firm has reported being paid more than $1.5 million on behalf of major Florida power players.
That was good enough to make his shop...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Three years ago, when Teresa Jacobs was running for Orange County mayor, she made the special interests nervous.
Nowadays, she's making them part of her campaign committee.
Jacobs, once the proud and passionate outsider, is cozying up with insiders...