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  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • Governor vows to 'keep an eye' on appointee

     Governor vows to 'keep an eye' on appointee
    Sunday's column revealed that Gov. Rick Scott's new appointment to the beleaguered Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has multiple conflicts of interest with the agency he now oversees. Specifically, engineer Scott Batterson has private...
  • State: Rehear toll-tickets case

    The Florida Department of Transportation said a judge far exceeded his authority when he threw out thousands of traffic tickets and asked him Friday to take back his ruling. Circuit Judge John Galluzzo struck a blow for drivers with malfunctioning toll...
  • Judge tosses thousands of citations, fumes at toll 'injustice'

    Judge tosses thousands of citations, fumes at toll 'injustice'
    An irate judge wiped the books Tuesday of several thousand citations handed out to drivers accused of skipping tolls because their dashboard transponders malfunctioned. Circuit Judge John Galluzzo accused the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority...
  • Toll offenders might get a break

    Drivers who inadvertently miss paying a toll or two could face a more lenient punishment under a plan being discussed by regional and state road officials. Many of the details remain in flux, but the biggest change being contemplated is to do away with...
  • 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,...
  • 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 —...
  • 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...