| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Tuesday she agreed with an outside consultant’s final report that outlined problems and changes needed in the suspended Orange County home-confinement program.
The Matrix final report said the pre-trial release should be...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Tuesday she agreed with an outside consultant's final report that outlined problems and changes needed in the suspended Orange County home-confinement program.
The final report said the pretrial release program should be revived...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Usually, when a mayor steps down after nearly a decade on the job, he will boast of a variety of lofty civic achievements accomplished while he was in office.
The list usually encompasses improved infrastructure, urban renewal, the creation of high-tech...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:11 PM
How does it feel, Orlando?
You are about to be a big-league town ... times two.
You are about to become a Major League Soccer city.
MLS -- Major League SlamDunk!
According to a report in the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Amid the elation, celebration and fluffy, feel-good civic pride of Orlando being on the verge of building a stadium and landing a Major League Soccer franchise, let's take a timeout and address the massively apathetic elephant in the room.
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Depeche Mode. The New York Yankees. And chickens. Not every political column will give you such variety. But this is Florida, where we do strange the way Georgia does peanuts. So welcome to the latest edition of the Friday Files.
•A long way from...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Update below in itlaics
Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph has eliminated the post held by his top lieutenant Kelly Goodwin.
The move comes amid scrutiny over the necessity of having an elected tax collector and a push to make it an...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:56 PM
I have a friend who is one of the best parents I know.
He and his wife are loving and generous. They have opened their home to those in need, adopting several children.
Watching them is both inspiring and humbling.
Yet it has also kept me up at...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:36 AM
With one last hurdle left to clear, it appears that there should be nothing but clear sailing ahead as the iconic Citrus Bowl goes through a massive transformation.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and county Mayor Teresa Jacobs both approved a proposed...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Somebody call the medics! I think we just found a pulse on the Orange County commission.
It belongs to Pete Clarke, who recently proposed that, if taxpayers are going to underwrite the expansion plans of a new MLS team, the public should be cut in on...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:31 AM
The next installment of the soap opera that is the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority -- "As the tolls hike" -- is set to air today at 2 p.m. when the board holds its next meeting.
When we last left this group of warring and plotting pols,...