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  • Gaetz defends Precourt, says he could block close casino vote

    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...
  • 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...
  • Soap opera at Orlando-Orange Expressway authority continues today

    Soap opera at Orlando-Orange Expressway authority continues today
    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,...
  • Despite economic recovery, gender pay gap remains

    Despite economic recovery, gender pay gap remains
    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...
  • Quiz: Rick Scott, Hillary Clinton, Horror Nights smells

    Quiz: Rick Scott, Hillary Clinton, Horror Nights smells
    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...
  • Plakon, Eisnaugle to raise coin -- but for which election?

    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...
  • Puking, stinking — a new kind of 'tourist tax'

    Puking, stinking — a new kind of 'tourist tax'
    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...
  • If Orlando toll roads rile you, agency's politics should enrage you

    If Orlando toll roads rile you, agency's politics should enrage you
    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...
  • Lobbyist fee reports are just another type of competition

    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...
  • Six months after he left office, Dean Cannon's lobbying firm banks $1.5 million

    Six months after he left office, Dean Cannon's lobbying firm banks $1.5 million
    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...
  • Insiders now back former 'outsider' Teresa Jacobs

     Insiders now back former 'outsider' Teresa Jacobs
    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...