| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:30 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Without any debate, the Florida House passed a plan Wednesday to blow up Orlando's scandal-plagued tollway authority and replace it with a larger, regional expressway.
The 115-0 vote sends SB 230 back to the Senate, where it is...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This morning, the first wave of official passengers boards Central Florida's new commuter train line. Riders will notice brightly painted locomotives bearing a sunshiny logo that reads "SunRail."
SunRail — short for the Little Engine That Could....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:58 AM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:20 PM
The shows to be presented by Orlando's new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in its debut season haven't been announced — but the person in charge of choosing them has resigned.
Judy Joseph, vice president of programming and...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:12 PM
A board member of Orlando's expressway authority offered to introduce possible investors to the managing partner of a billion-dollar development pegged to a toll road the agency is building, records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel reveal.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:23 PM
Joel Rosado sprinted to the scene as soon as he heard the screeches and saw a black Toyota Solara plow into the Goldenrod Road KinderCare, where a 4-year-old girl lay dying and 14 others were injured.
"We could see the teachers were, like, panicking,"...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:08 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House is advancing an ethics reform proposal to impose tighter rules of the road for officials on expressway authorities in some of the state's heaviest-trafficked and problem-plagued metropolitan areas.
A Senate plan (SB 230)...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:26 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- A plan to merge Central Florida's road-building agencies into one major tolling authority was amended Thursday by the state Senate to address the past pay-to-play culture tainting Orlando's expressway authority.
The bill, SB 230, would...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:54 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:40 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Perhaps you've seen that Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer has proposed a slew of changes to the county charter. (If you haven't, check out "Brummer: Overhaul Orange petition process, charter offices.")
I'm not sure who wrote this for Fred (last...