| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Even before the Orlando City Lions roar onto the field next month for their maiden season, the newest Major League Soccer franchise hopes for a big assist.
With the team expected to turn dirt as early as late April on a new soccer stadium in the...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 12:55 PM
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, will come to the state of rivals Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Friday night to deliver the keynote address at the Orange County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner.
| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:36 PM
The Orlando City Lions, an expansion Major League Soccer franchise, moved another step closer to securing $2 million in state taxpayer funds to help build a new stadium.
But the fight for the funds isn’t over. The money could still be tied up as...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 3:58 PM
More than $142 million in funding could be cut from Central Florida hospitals next year if the state and federal government don't agree to extend a program that pays for the care of low-income and uninsured patients.
Statewide, hospitals could lose $2.2...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:34 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- State economists on Tuesday gave Orlando's planned $110 million Major League Soccer stadium the top ranking over three sports venues as Florida lawmakers decide how to divvy up sales-tax dollars for stadium-construction projects.
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:43 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A bill that would expand job opportunities in state government for Floridians with disabilities sailed through its first legislative committee Tuesday, buoyed by the support of Senate President Andy Gardiner of Orlando.
| Feb 7, 2015
| 7:09 AM
Florida's five-year agreement allowing the Seminole Tribe of Florida to offer blackjack and other table games at its casinos will expire on July 31. By that time, the tribe will have paid the state $1 billion, enjoyed a gambling monopoly that has been the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:07 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Flush with a significant budget surplus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on legislators to slash taxes, boost spending on schools, while also spending more on the state's troubled prisons system.
Many of the key...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:50 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's top Republicans pledged Wednesday to press for tax cuts, more education spending and a review of controversial student testing in this year's legislative session.
House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:18 AM
Orange County GOP Chair Lew Oliver said he saw a hostile revolt within the Republican Party of Florida last weekend when state delegates tossed Gov. Rick Scott's hand-picked state chairman for Blaise Ingoglia, who immediately shook up the party. But other...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:01 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's economic-development agency Friday gave support to four professional sports facilities, including Orlando's new soccer stadium, that are seeking state sales-tax dollars to help pay for construction projects.
It will now...