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  • Senate fast-tracking ethics reform package

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate panel is fast-tracking a sweeping ethics proposal that would crack down on politicians' lavish lobbyist-funded living, their revolving-door jobs and even their paychecks in cases when they don't pay ethics fines. The...
  • Gimme the right to vote the bums out!

    Gimme the right to vote the bums out!
    Anyone who has read this column for any length of time knows that I'm not exactly Buddy Dyer's biggest booster. I've knocked the mayor of Orlando for everything from improper arrests by his police department to no-bid deals at City Hall. That said,...
  • Texting — and 'textgate' — for dummies

    Texting — and 'textgate' — for dummies
    By now, you're probably familiar with "textgate." We have public officials deleting public records, politicians swapping messages with lobbyists during meetings — and now a criminal investigation involving the state attorney and Florida Department...
  • Leaders yap – but can they act?

    Here in Central Florida, we loooove to talk about cooperation. And "regionalism." And being a "family of communities." Heck, if you can dream up a new catchphrase for "group hug," local leaders will not only embrace it, they'll throw gobs of money...
  • Midterm plea to Mayor Jacobs: Get back to basics

    Midterm plea to Mayor Jacobs: Get back to basics
    Cover politics long enough, and it's easy to get cynical. Yet, two years ago, when Teresa Jacobs was elected Orange County mayor, I was genuinely excited. Jacobs' victory represented a coveted rarity: people power at work. She had ticked off...
  • 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....
  • 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¬†...
  • 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...
  • 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...