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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 County Xway reorg bill is out

     
    TALLAHASSEE — As long expected, the potentially controversial legislation re-structuring and expanding the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has materialized in the Senate. But in a move to appease regional partners, the new authority...
  • Former Orange County Attorney says recent charter ruling ‘wrong’

     
    A major legal figure in the battle over an Orange County sick time referendum says that a judicial ruling last week that found local elected leaders had violated their own governing charter was wrong — and it should be appealed. Last fall, a 4-3...
  • Stakes in Orange sick time fight climb after charter violation ruling

     
    The political and financial stakes climbed dramatically in the wake of Friday’s ruling that Orange County elected leaders must put a sick time referendum on the 2014 ballot. Business groups opposed to it are now more urgently building support for...
  • Scott touts ‘positive business attitude’ in new ad

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's a seeming eternity until he'll stand before voters again, but Gov. Rick Scott is wasting no time getting to work trying to win them over. A new Web ad called “It's working” by his Let's Get to Work political...
  • At Orlando home-garden show: Buy a birdhouse, help a kid

     
    When the Central Florida Home and Garden Show comes to town this weekend, the convention center will be filled with more than just home and garden ideas. It will also be filled with more than 40 birdhouses decorated by local notables — all helping...
  • Should police patrol all public schools?

    Should police patrol all public schools?
    In the wake of last week's deadly and tragic school shooting in Newtown, parents and commentators in various parts of the country called for more schools to be protected by police or armed guards. Orange County, Fla., Mayor Teresa Jacobs, for example, ...
  • Jacobs praises confinement report, says changes are needed

    Jacobs praises confinement report, says changes are needed
    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...
  • End looks near for troubled home-confinement program

    Orange County's mayor indicated Tuesday that she's unlikely to reinstate the county's troubled home-confinement program. Meanwhile, records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel show prosecutors are already operating under the assumption that the program...
  • As judges ease off home confinement, records show more possible violations

    As controversy continues to swirl around Orange County's troubled home-confinement program, judges have begun removing defendants from its monitoring, citing grave concerns that the program does not function as advertised. Meanwhile, records released...
  • Concert review: Mahler's Symphony No. 3 from Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

    Concert review: Mahler's Symphony No. 3 from Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
    The first movement of Gustav Mahler's massive Symphony No. 3 evokes the coming of summer. So it was, as it happens, seasonally inappropriate for a late September concert. But the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of the work on Saturday...
  • Search for trust, and options, continues in Orange amid electronic-monitoring scandals

    After a pair of brutal attacks — one allegedly by a defendant on home confinement, another by a man tracked by GPS — the electronic-monitoring programs used to keep tabs on defendants awaiting trial in Orange County are under heavy scrutiny....