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Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — 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...
Orlando SentinelOrange County's mayor indicated Tuesday that she's unlikely to reinstate the county's troubled home-confinement program. Meanwhile, records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel show prosecutors are already operating under the assumption that the program...
Taking Names the Blog - Orlando SentinelToday'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...
Orlando SentinelAs controversy continues to swirl around Orange County's troubled home-confinement program, judges have begun removing defendants from its monitoring, citing grave concerns that the program does not function as advertised. Meanwhile, records released...
Orlando SentinelAmid alarm that a lack of oversight in Orange County's home-confinement division may have contributed to the execution of a witness in a home invasion case, Mayor Teresa Jacobs on Thursday suspended the program and expanded the probe into what went wrong....
Tags: Lawyers, Justice System, Witnesses, Ocoee, Trials
I've never been a "throw-all-the-bums-out" kind of guy. Though I often write about political chicanery, I rarely respond with a call to boot everyone involved out of office. That's because it's the rare misdeed that actually merits capital...
Orlando SentinelAfter a pair of brutal attacks — one allegedly by a defendant on home confinement, another by a man tracked by GPS — the electronic-monitoring programs used to keep tabs on defendants awaiting trial in Orange County are under heavy scrutiny....
Orlando SentinelOrange County commissioners approved Tuesday an outside emergency review of its troubled home-confinement program, as two other internal investigations are nearing completion. And as the number of people who remain in the program dwindled to 31...
Taking Names the Blog - Orlando SentinelWhen the Central Florida Home and Garden Show comes to town this weekend, the convention center will be filled with more than just home and garden ideas. It will also be filled with more than 40 birdhouses decorated by local notables — all helping...
About 2,000 Central Floridians will hear their telephones ring as leaders of Orlando's new performing-arts center seek the remaining $40 million to begin construction of the center's long-delayed third hall. Those residents have been identified by arts-...
Tags: Tourism and Leisure, Arts, Travel, Human Interest, Jim Pugh
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelShe 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...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelOrange County leaders pushed ahead on a regulatory streamlining plan, but stopped short of adopting a proposal by the developer-led panel that would have pushed a crucial review board out of the public eye. County commissioners could still decide to enact...
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