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  • J. David Armstrong, Jr.: All eyes will be on us for gubernatorial debate

    Once again, Florida is thrust into the spotlight as our gubernatorial race plays out on a national stage. Floridians will cast their ballots to decide who will lead the fourth largest state in the nation. As president of the host location of the Oct....
  • Gov. Scott removes Scott Batterson from expressway board

    Gov. Scott removes Scott Batterson from expressway board
    Two days after being convicted of two bribery-related charges by an Orange County jury, Scott Batterson was officially removed Friday from the board of Orlando's expressway authority by Gov. Rick Scott. Batterson, 38, was appointed to the five-member...
  • Batterson conviction sends loud, clear message

    Batterson conviction sends loud, clear message
    Last week, a gavel banged, a cell door clanked — and shock waves rippled through Central Florida. The message was clear: No more business as usual. The message was delivered by a jury that convicted former expressway-authority board member Scott...
  • Lake primary turnout reaches 16-year low

    TAVARES — Apathy reached a 16-year low last week for a primary election when a paltry 17.1 percent of registered Lake voters bothered to cast ballots despite several contentious races. Turnout hasn't been so low at a Lake primary election since...
  • 6 more apply to become FSU president

    6 more apply to become FSU president
    TALLAHASSEE — The search for Florida State University's next president has so far attracted six new hopefuls since getting tangled earlier this year over a powerful state senator's desire for the job. While additional resumes are expected be filed...
  • In governor's race, both candidates pledge to spend more

    In governor's race, both candidates pledge to spend more
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's campaign promises this year are a U-turn of sorts from his first run for the job, where his policy proposals were geared to outsize his challengers and not tethered to the state's economic realities. This year, they'...
  • Florida finally has sensible property insurance policies

    September 10 marks the statistical peak of hurricane season. Although Florida has escaped serious storms so far this year, we know that we have been lucky. We did not feel so lucky in South Florida 22 years ago when Hurricane Andrew made landfall and...
  • 'Accountability' gets a bad rap in our public schools

    Fanatic advocates of "accountability" in education have ruined accountability in Florida's public schools. The list of culprits begins with former Gov. Jeb Bush and stretches to current Gov. Rick Scott. It includes myriad legislators and a string of...
  • Don't reduce protection for endangered waters

     Don't reduce protection for endangered waters
    Florida's leaders would be poorly cast in a Hollywood blockbuster called "Guardians of the Waterways." Many of the state's rivers and springs have been in a steady decline for years from pollution and excessive groundwater pumping. Yet lawmakers...
  • Jury finds Batterson guilty of bribery charges in Orlando expressway board case

    Jury finds Batterson guilty of bribery charges in Orlando expressway board case
    An Orange County jury Wednesday found former Orlando expressway-authority board member Scott Batterson guilty of two bribery-related charges for offering a $5 million-a-year contract to an engineering consultant in exchange for hiring his friends....
  • State rests in expressway authority bribery case

    State rests in expressway authority bribery case
    An Orange County judge on Wednesday will decide if the bribery case against former expressway authority board member, Scott Batterson, is strong enough to continue. Batterson's attorney Amy Tingley said the state's case was "at best, a circumstantial...