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Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelFirst, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson called opponent Dan Webster a draft-dodger in a campaign ad. Next came a campaign spot labeling him “Taliban Dan.” Now, Grayson has launched a satirical ad that brings Tony Soprano to Florida's 8th Congressional...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Officials with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority tried to make their case to state Senate budget-writers Thursday to avoid a state takeover of the toll-agency. But they didn't make much of an impression. After fielding...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — The budget deal hatched Tuesday by House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President Mike Haridopolos doesn't include the Senate's plans to take over the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. The budget “allocations”...
Orlando Opinionators - Orlando SentinelHere are a few interesting bits from today's editorial board interview with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs: - She is not enamored of Mike Snyder,Â who runs the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority that Jac0bs will sit on as part of her duties as....
Sentinel Staff WriterFlorida was built by guys like Victor Rivera. Guys who start work while the sun's still low and the grass is heavy with dew. Guys who buy coffee at 7-Eleven and shower at the end of their day, not the beginning. Rivera did work like that for 15 years,...
Tags: Health, Florida, Unemployment, Hospitals and Clinics, Orlando
Before we dive into 2010, I thought we could take a few minutes to look back at some of the best — and worst — topics we covered in "Taking Names" during 2009. We witnessed some spectacular flubs, exposed some major hypocrites and covered all...
Tags: Barack Obama, Health, Schools, Government, Lawyers
Today we're talking about baggy pants, secret e-mails, teacher pay and politicians who are trying to rob Florida's retirees. But first, a quick observation that should worry Florida Democrats — those who believe in omens, anyway. Take a moment...
Taking Names the BlogÂ» Orlando Sentinel â€“ Taking Names the BlogNot long ago, we spent a good deal of time looking at the risky “swap” method of financing bonds that the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority was engaged in. At the time, several people questioned this practice (which makes some of...
Taking Names the BlogÂ» Orlando Sentinel â€“ Taking Names the BlogIn case you missed it, Thursday's front page had an interesting storyÂ by reporter Dan Tracy about how the Expressway Authority was about to spend millions of dollars in public money to get out of a risky, variable-rate, swapÂ bond deal — one...
Teresa Jacobs went from neighborhood activist to Orange County commissioner who for eight years in office took on developers and powerful politicians. Now Jacobs wants Orange County voters to put her atop the establishment that she constantly challenged,...
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