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  • 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 ...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Outside group begins attacking Soto in competitive Senate race

     
    An outside group known only as “Progressives” has begun attacking state Rep. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, who is campaigning for an open Senate seat against Republican personal-injury lawyer Will McBride. The group, which was only formed a week...
  • Soto no longer supports removing Jacobs from X-way board

     
    Last year, when Reps. Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, and Mike Horner, R-Kissimmee, attempted to force Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs off of the board of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, they cast it as a bipartisan effort. And they could,...
  • The good, the bad and the idiotic of 2009

    Before we dive into 2010, I thought we could take a few minutes to look back at some of the best — and worst — topics we covered in "Taking Names" during 2009. We witnessed some spectacular flubs, exposed some major hypocrites and covered all...
  • Could you become the next toll victim? Keep files current and you'll be fine, road agencies say.

    We're not out to get you. That's the message the area's toll-road agencies are hoping to get out to drivers after being publicly scolded for putting one motorist through the ringer over unpaid tolls. The two agencies are launching public-education...
  • A couple of hugs brighten sluggish week

    We're slug-heavy in this round of hugs and slugs, thanks to bad behavior from a Democratic member of Congress and continued bad behavior from the perennial slug-seekers at the blood centers and the expressway authority. But we've managed to find some...
  • Mel Martinez leaves legacy of a quitter

    My daughter was practicing her violin last week and getting frustrated. Her bow was wobbling off the A string, occasionally scratching the high-pitched E. And "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" was a bit flat. She sounded exactly like what she is —...
  • Life after layoffs: Labor Day is no reward for weary job hunters

    Life after layoffs: Labor Day is no reward for weary job hunters
    Florida was built by guys like Victor Rivera. Guys who start work while the sun's still low and the grass is heavy with dew. Guys who buy coffee at 7-Eleven and shower at the end of their day, not the beginning. Rivera did work like that for 15 years,...