| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Former Orlando police chief Val Demings said Monday she's still not certain what her next political move would be, but a run for Orange County mayor is still a possibility.
"I'm considering all of my options, and running for mayor is one of them,"...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is asking for just small $25 donations in her latest fund-raising pitch, but it's likely touting one of her bigger upcoming campaign themes.
"Cities [are] going bankrupt, cutting services, and raising taxes," but not in...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs on Thursday received an early police union endorsement for her 2014 re-election run.
The Jacobs campaign said this morning that it had received backing from the state and local chapters of the Florida Police...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:31 AM
The next installment of the soap opera that is the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority -- "As the tolls hike" -- is set to air today at 2 p.m. when the board holds its next meeting.
When we last left this group of warring and plotting pols,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:50 AM
bA bow tie-tribute memorial for Orlando political aide Chase Smith has been set for Sept. 30 at The Abbey downtown, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Smith had been diagnosed with cancer only a short time before his death at age 41 last month.
He had been an aide...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:37 PM
State Attorney Jeff Ashton intends to investigate a complaint that three board members of Orlando's road-building agency may have broken the law by privately plotting to oust Executive Director Max Crumit from the job he held for nearly two years.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Harsh words are flying at Orlando’s main road-building agency.
Two days after being accused of violating Florida’s Government in the Sunshine law, board member Marco Pena said in a three-page memo that he is being unfairly maligned for...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has collected $272,000 in her first fundraising drive to win re-election next year, her campaign said Wednesday.
“I’m very encouraged by what we’ve raised since our kick-off in April,” Jacobs said...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Mayor Teresa Jacobs has named temporary replacements for departing long-time Orange County spokesman Steve Triggs and her recently deceased ombudsman Chase Smith, who was buried Tuesday.
Smith, who died suddenly last month, was Jacobs' first-ever...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Chase Smith, a political aide to Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs who died last week, will be laid to rest Tuesday.
Smith had been diagnosed with cancer only a short time before his death at age 41. He'd been an aide to Democrat Orlando Commissioner...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 1:10 PM
If you're mad about paying high tolls, you should be furious about the politics brewing at the expressway authority.
Political appointees orchestrated a coup last week, ousting its executive director,who had actually cleaned up the scandal- and...