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  • Orlando Expressway boss defends himself in Tally

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A government-efficiency task force put Orlando's main road-building authority on notice Wednesday night as it scrounges for ways to consolidate or squeeze billions in savings out of state agencies. The 15-member group of former and...
  • X-way’s risky bond deals – No, everyone did NOT do it that way

     
    Today's paper carried a story — “Expressway bonds downgraded” — where leaders of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority tried to claim that the risky bond deals they struck were really just standard practice in local...
  • 21 questions aspiring House Speaker Chris Dorworth won’t answer

     
    Sunday's column about aspiring House Speaker Chris Dorworth's newest public disclosure – and the mysterious $713,000 worth of new assets he listed after being virtually broke the year before — drew a very intense response. Hundreds of comments...
  • The expressway authority’s next big turn

     
    The financial condition of metro Orlando’s road building agency is precarious, its rising tolls aren’t building the Wekiva Parkway as promised, and its reputation hasn’t recovered since a grand jury documented a fundraising scandal there...
  • Rick Scott’s favorite think-tank doesn’t like expressway consolidation

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A “free market” think tank Gov. Rick Scott relied upon when he killed high-speed rail last year is recommending the Legislature scrap another idea the governor has indicated he could support — consolidating regional...
  • X-way may crack down on conflicts … right after conflict

     
    UPDATE 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 — Well, chalk one up for doing the right thing. Not only did the Expressway board change the order of their agenda today, placing Mayor Jacobs' new conflict-of-interest policy first on the agenda, the board passed it...
  • Cannon favors measure that removes Jacobs from toll road board

     
    House Speaker Dean Cannon said he supports a measure that would take Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs off the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board. A controversial move by state Rep. Mike Horner, R-Kissimmee, to take Jacobs off the toll...
  • It’s not just Democrats that are fed up with Tallahassee

     
    This past week, in a transparent show of corruption and sickening abuse of power, Rep. Dean Cannon and Rep. Mike Horner engineered the inclusion of an amendment into a transportation bill on the floor of the House that will, if adopted by the Senate,...
  • With Gardiner opposing it, House passes bill taking Jacobs off Expressway authority

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Without debate, the House passed a wide-ranging transportation bill Monday that would remove Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs from the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board — a move that she says is retaliation for ...
  • Dorworth cuts another $20K check to group active in Orange race

     
    The leadership fundraising committee of future House Speaker Chris Dorworth has cut another $20,000 check to Floridians for Fiscal Responsibility, the political funding organization that has helped promote Orange County Commission District 3 candidate...
  • UPDATED: Plakon steers $$$ into Lasso commission race, too

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, is getting involved in a contentious Orange County Commission race that has become a proxy fight between two of Central Florida's most powerful politicians. Last week, Plakon's CCE, Floridians for...