| Dec 8, 2010
| 5:31 PM
Amtrak backed off its demands Wednesday for an ironclad insurance deal with SunRail, clearing the tracks for the Central Florida commuter train to roll again toward a startup in 2013.
The national carrier dropped its opposition to the $1.2 billion...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 7:07 PM
In a letter distributed by a civil-rights group, U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has asked the U.S. Justice department to investigate a series of unorthodox licensing inspections of Orange County barbershops carried out by deputies and state licensing...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 4:03 PM
Four mayoral candidates squared off Wednesday at an Orange County League of Women Voters forum, staking out positions on issues such as bus-system funding, redistricting and ethics.
The four — businessman Matthew Falconer, former Commissioner...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:01 PM
In today's Friday Files, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi strikes back against the former investigators who say Bondi's office ousted them for too aggressively going after fraudulent — and deep-pocketed — foreclosure firms in this state....
| Mar 14, 2011
| 2:34 PM
A bill aimed at combating Florida's pill-mill industry and the nation's prescription drug abuse problems was introduced in the House by a Sarasota congressman on Monday.
"The Pill Mill Crackdown Act of 2011" has a host of provisions, including toughening...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 4:46 PM
One thing about politics in Florida: They're never boring.
This past week, we saw everything from Rick Scott trying to make nice with the media inTallahassee to legislators making off with your money in New Orleans.
Throw in debt-ceiling debate and even...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Does the NBA lockout have you blue?
Are you longing to cheer for the Magic?
Well, fear not. You may soon have the chance to cheer for the Magic against one of their weakest opponents — the Central Florida Taxpayers.
It might not be much of a...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:21 PM
First of two parts
Feeling overwhelmed by all this talk of redistricting?
Well, the topic may sound complex, even boring. But you have a lot at stake.
That's why I've produced: "Lies, secrets and shenanigans: The top 10 ways redistricting affects...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:14 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Democratic U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was being facetious when she described her meandering congressional district stretching from Jacksonville to Gainesville, Sanford and the outskirts of Orlando as the "most popular" in America.
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:00 PM
A radio ad from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s campaign that alleges primary challenger Debbie Halvorson is “crazy” for voting 88 times against President Barack Obama prompted Halvorson on Tuesday to accuse Jackson of “lying” and...
| Feb 29, 2012
A radio ad from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign that alleges his primary opponent is "crazy" for voting 88 times against President Barack Obama prompted Debbie Halvorson on Tuesday to accuse Jackson of lying and using race to divide voters.