| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:04 PM
SunRail's planned expansion south to Poinciana in Osceola County and north to DeLand in Volusia County by 2016 could be in peril.
President Barack Obama's budget, released Monday, does not include money for the expansion, and the commuter train still...
| Jan 27, 2015
You can expect some resolution of five big consumer issues in travel this year. You may not like the results, but at least you'll get results. Last week I joined a group of consumer advocate colleagues in Washington, where we covered a list of some two...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:29 AM
Some shop at Publix. Most drive their own cars. Many of their kids go to public schools.
But in one big way, South Florida's members of Congress aren't like most of the rest of us.
Hint: It involves money.
Newly crunched numbers from the Center...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 10:24 AM
In advance of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Orlando's Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson said the more progressive proposals could be accomplished, but he expressed little faith that the president would or could follow through on...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:17 AM
Central Florida’s Congressional members – Democrats and Republicans – responded to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech with a little hope and a lot of cynicism that the stuff they like could actually get done....
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
What happens when we cut government programs whenever we have to provide disaster relief? We turn a natural disaster into an economic one. That's Economics 101.
Disaster relief is a form of insurance. You pay it in good times, and it pays you in bad...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Doctors leaving practice
In response to Ingrid Bryant's letter to the editor on Thursday about her doctor giving up her practice:
This is a problem the majority of patients with a great professional and personal relationship with their doctors will...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:40 PM
With less than two years to go before the election, Florida politicians are already pondering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.
Many of the Democrats and all of the potential Republican candidates, however, will most likely wait to see what incumbent...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:13 PM
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson will be in court next week for a half-day trial to determine whether his 24-year marriage was valid in the first place, or if his wife was still legally married to another man when they wed.
Lawyers for Grayson, D-Orlando, argue...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 1:50 PM
Updated 1:48 P.m., 1/13/15, with comment from the RNC.
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson loves to point out differences between himself and Republicans, and loves it even more when white supremacists take issue with him for doing so.
The Orlando Democrat's...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
It's hard, but not impossible, for a challenger to knock out a sitting member of Congress. Four of Florida's U.S. representatives lost their seats two years ago.
Another set of challengers has taken aim at incumbents this year. It's still not clear what...