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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Legislators go after Teresa Jacobs

     
    Teresa Jacobs was elected Orange County mayor with 68 percent of the vote. 68 percent. Once in office she automatically became a member of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. Recently she pushed for a new policy that would prohibit authority...
  • The Sentinel as poetry?

     
    So, I get all sorts of book pitches (which is kind of odd, seeing as how I don't write about books). But I thought I would highlight this one because it's a book about, well, the Orlando Sentinel … or rather a book written from the Orlando Sentinel....
  • 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...