| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Tuesday that it if a state police probe drags on much longer, it may be time for Gov. Rick Scott to reconsider his appointments to Orlando's toll road agency in order to avoid delaying the board's pending work.
"It may be that...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:02 AM
As Port Canaveral heads into the new year, big changes are underway to establish the port as a cargo destination and to draw more cruise ships.
In January, the port will begin work on deepening its channel to make room for cargo vessels and on...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:20 AM
By David Damron, Orlando Sentinel
10:41 a.m. EST, January 7, 2014
Former Orlando police Chief Val Demings plans to run against incumbent Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, she said this morning.
"I can't count the number of people who have asked...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The controversial decision to tap Rep. Steve Precourt to direct the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority could clear the way for the Legislature to pass a bill restructuring the toll agencies for all of Central Florida.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Confronting a congested future, Florida lawmakers are once again advancing a plan to restructure the toll agencies for most of Central Florida into a larger, more powerful body that would oversee mass-transit and roadways.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:32 PM
I consider myself blessed to cover politics in this state. Here's why.
In recent campaign news, Charlie Crist snagged an endorsement from trashy talk-show host Jerry Springer.
And Rick Scott both scheduled — and...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Last week, my cat Furball brought home a smelly, decapitated squirrel.
Yet that bloody rodent corpse still stank less than the stench that continues to emanate from the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority.
That is why it must be destroyed....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs says her campaign opponent Val Demings "struggles with facts" and makes "incorrect" claims about her budget record as the former police chief of Orlando.
In launching her campaign last week, Demings said she "cut...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Orange County incumbents are the big beneficiaries of the new, larger campaign-donation limits in Florida's local races, campaign records show.
Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Commissioner Jennifer Thompson are the only county candidates to report multiple $1,...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:30 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Orange County Democrats have gone with a youth movement to try and recruit candidates and raise cash.
Carlos Smith, 32, a 2003 University of Central Florida graduate, has been tapped to replace Tax Collector Scott Randolph as Orange...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The Orange County Regional History Center will hold a holiday event on Tuesday.
The free event, set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the downtown Orlando museum, will be punctuated by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs throwing the switch to light up Heritage...