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Teresa Jacobs

An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty.
An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty. « Show less

Top Teresa Jacobs Articles

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  • Jacobs gets decent face time in Gov. Scott’s first re-election ad

     
    She doesn't get a speaking role, but Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs certainly gets plenty of camera time in fellow Republican Gov. Rick Scott's first 2014 re-election commercial. By Pulse's count, Jacobs appears on screen for about 30 seconds of the...
  • The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

     
    Over two days, we revealed this year's list of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” — as chosen by a panel of leaders from the business, nonprofit and political communities. Below is the full list of 25 - with nutshell...
  • ‘Orange County Live!’ looks at housing market

     
    “Orange County Live!” starts its second season by focusing on the housing market with experts on real estate and community development. The program airs at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Orange TV (Bright House Channel 199, Comcast Channel 9 and AT&T U-...
  • Sick time backers try petitions again, now for Orange board probe

     
    Advocates for paid sick time in Orange County are trying to gather on-line petitions to persuade Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to call for an investigation into the recent textgate episode. The group, Organize Now, wants to use those signatures to...
  • Orange County offers free tix to Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, more

     
    On the heels of hubbub over Orlando's pre-sale system for concerts at the Amway Center – where professional scalpers scoff up many of the tickets before the general public even gets a chance to buy — Orange County is offering some relief to...
  • Mike Thomas: You still have us talking at the Sentinel

     
    Mike Thomas may be gone from the Orlando Sentinel, but he sure knows how to get his former colleagues talking. Via Facebook, the former Sentinel columnist announced Wednesday: “Am deciding if I should run for Maitland City Council. Anyone out...
  • Bill Sublette discusses school safety on WFTV, News 13

     
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Guns in schools will be the topic on “Central Florida Spotlight” at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Moderator Greg Warmoth's guests include Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orange...
  • Ethics Reform Then and Now: Always Appropriate

     
    By Dick J. Batchelor Back in 1976, I was thought by some to be a brash young legislator. So imagine how  a number of legislators and lobbyists thought it was rather “radical” when I filed  a bill to require that lobbyists publicly register and...
  • Orange League of Women Voters wants texting probe, but not now

     
    A leader for the League of Women Voters of Orange County told county commissioners two weeks ago they want the textgate scandal investigated, but it appears the group's leadership would be satisfied to wait for other civil cases to wrap up first. It seems...
  • Sick-time, ‘Textgate’ drama continues … as predicted

     
    Today's paper carried a story about how Orange County's costs in the wake of the “Textgate” scandal are $70,000 — and growing at a cost of $250-an-hour. (Who says scandal doesn't pay? Not the lawyers.) While I'm not one who often...
  • Gardiner says new Expressway board will keep Dyer

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Looks like Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer might get to keep his seat on a new regional toll authority after all. A bill, SB 952, advancing through the Senate would fold the expressway authorities in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake...