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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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  • Lake Pickett, godless, and progress: Letters

    Lake Pickett, godless, and progress: Letters
    Develop Lake Pickett? Regarding the article "Developers tout new plan for Econ area" in Wednesday's Sentinel about the Lake Pickett housing development: I live in Fairways on State Road 50, one half-mile away. I was pleased to read Orange County...
  • Tax breaks exclusive to hotels, restaurants are bad for business, economy

    Tax breaks exclusive to hotels, restaurants are bad for business, economy
    What if I told you I was proposing a law to give tax breaks to businesses ... but only certain businesses? The vast majority of Florida job creators would not qualify. Do you run a high-tech firm? Sorry. My perks aren't for you. Did you build a...
  • Area business, political leaders line up to push health-care expansion

    Area business, political leaders line up to push health-care expansion
    The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act went nowhere the past two legislative sessions in Tallahassee. This year, Central Florida leaders are working behind the scenes to craft bipartisan support for expansion. "There is no question that...
  • Lawmakers must keep commitment to stadiums: Editorial

    Lawmakers must keep commitment to stadiums: Editorial
    Think of the 60,000-plus fans who will converge on the Citrus Bowl today to cheer on the Orlando City Lions as a glorious, giant funeral parade. Doubts about whether this region would get excited about Major League Soccer are officially dead. Yet some...
  • After Vietnam, veteran kept leading, inspiring

     After Vietnam, veteran kept leading, inspiring
    He looked on as the American flag was hoisted toward an overcast sky. Behind it, the sleek lines of the new Orlando VA hospital ascended just as high. As he rose from his wheelchair to the sounds of the national anthem, Ret. Col. Earle Denton saluted the...
  • Orlando soccer fever so hot, more fans than stadium

    Orlando soccer fever so hot, more fans than stadium
    We are on the cusp of sports history, as Orlando prepares to usher in Major League Soccer. This town is stoked. Purple Lions car magnets now seem to outnumber Orlando Magic ones. I'm stoked, too. We're talking purple shirts three days this week. All...
  • Maglev-train plan for airport, convention center back on track

    Maglev-train plan for airport, convention center back on track
    A magnetically levitated train that would link Orlando International Airport and the Orange County Convention Center seems to be making slow progress. Mayor Teresa Jacobs and other high-level county officials have been meeting with representatives of...
  • Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex

    Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex
    This blog has been updated. In regards to Tinker Field, I'm going to paraphrase The Clash: "Should it stay or should it go?" Around the time Germany and England were fighting World War I, people were playing baseball at what is today Tinker Field....
  • Orlando Expressway Authority could pay new director $250,000 a year

    Orlando Expressway Authority could pay new director $250,000 a year
    The next director of Metro Orlando's expressway authority can expect to earn as much as $250,000 a year, the agency board decided Thursday. The nine-member panel also set mid-May as the target for hiring a top manager at the Central Florida Expressway...
  • Orlando growth must get beyond low-wage jobs, government projects

    Orlando growth must get beyond low-wage jobs, government projects
    Right now, folks are bullish on Central Florida's economy. The Sentinel's January "Forecast" was full of builders giddy about big new projects: the expansion of Interstate 4, Orlando International Airport, SunRail and the Wekiva Parkway, and new...
  • Local leaders to pitch Orlando to media, businesses in NYC

    Local leaders to pitch Orlando to media, businesses in NYC
    Central Florida leaders will be mounting a media blitz next week in New York to spread the word about the new "Orlando: You Don't Know the Half of It" campaign. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs headline a list of...