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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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  • Orange leaders pledge push-back on Osceola toll road

    Orange leaders pledge push-back on Osceola toll road
    Orange County leaders pledged Tuesday to take a more active role in any decision by the Osceola County Expressway Authority to bring a new toll road into their backyard. However, there were conflicting strategies on how to influence the proposed Osceola...
  • Struggling Orange County community secures deal to keep water flowing

    Struggling Orange County community secures deal to keep water flowing
    A tentative deal has been reached that would keep water running in the embattled Tymber Skan condominium complex so residents can stay in their homes. Orange County's deputy utilities director said a billing compromise with Orlando Utilities...
  • I-4, S.R. 408 interchange to get $230 million for fix

    I-4, S.R. 408 interchange to get $230 million for fix
    The depleted and soon-to-be-extinct Orlando expressway authority gathered for possibly the last time Monday and agreed to spend $230 million to fix the most fouled-up Interstate 4 interchange in downtown Orlando. The remaining three members of the five-...
  • Demings' spokeswoman to lead Tennessee pro-choice fight

    The spokeswoman for former Orange County mayoral candidate Val Demings lands in Tennessee to help lead a Democratic effort to protect abortion rights there, according to a published report. Lisa Carter will help lead state Democrats' effort to fight off...
  • Jacobs' State of County: 'Transformation continues'

    Jacobs' State of County: 'Transformation continues'
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs strode into her fourth State of the County address Friday carrying a string of recent political victories, and touted a "transformation" taking place amid the local economy and culture. While a major recession drove...
  • Teresa Jacobs brings on 'American Idol' singer

    Teresa Jacobs brings on 'American Idol' singer
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has turned to "American Idol" for a little help with her State of the County Address. Jacobs has invited Emily Piriz, a Top 13 finalist on "Idol" this past season, to sing the national anthem at the event. The State...
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  • Deal extends IAAPA expo in Orlando through 2025

    Deal extends IAAPA expo in Orlando through 2025
    The IAAPA Attractions Expo will be staged annually in Orlando through 2025, the trade group has announced.  An agreement with the Orange County Convention Center was extended by six years, meaning the organization will gather here for more than 15...
  • Open Orlando's skies to cheaper competition: Editorial

    International visitors are gold in Central Florida's tourism-driven economy. On average travelers from abroad stay longer and spend more than their U.S. counterparts. Their regional economic impact has been measured at $2 billion a year. So it's no...
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  • GOP chair Oliver apologizes at length for Puerto Rico comments

    GOP chair Oliver apologizes at length for Puerto Rico comments
    updated 5:10 p.m. 04/15/14  with full story on the issue. The full text of Lew Oliver's apology follows at the bottom. Orange County’s Republican chairman Lew Oliver issued an apology for comments he made about Puerto Rico last week, yet many...