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Three years ago, when Teresa Jacobs was running for Orange County mayor, she made the special interests nervous. Nowadays, she's making them part of her campaign committee. Jacobs, once the proud and passionate outsider, is cozying up with insiders...
Attorneys with a firm that does business at the region's toll-road agency have been given a green light to raise contributions for Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs' 2014 re-election campaign, according to a memo obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. Jacobs...
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Tallahassee Bureau ChiefTALLAHASSEE -- Former House Speaker Dean Cannon appears to have landed on his feet quite comfortably in his return to the lobbying world. The Winter Park Republican, who along with former House Speaker Larry Cretul launched his lobbying firm Capitol...
Anyone who has read this column for any length of time knows that I'm not exactly Buddy Dyer's biggest booster. I've knocked the mayor of Orlando for everything from improper arrests by his police department to no-bid deals at City Hall. That said,...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — 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...
By now, you're probably familiar with "textgate." We have public officials deleting public records, politicians swapping messages with lobbyists during meetings — and now a criminal investigation involving the state attorney and Florida Department...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate panel is fast-tracking a sweeping ethics proposal that would crack down on politicians' lavish lobbyist-funded living, their revolving-door jobs and even their paychecks in cases when they don't pay ethics fines. The...
Here in Central Florida, we loooove to talk about cooperation. And "regionalism." And being a "family of communities." Heck, if you can dream up a new catchphrase for "group hug," local leaders will not only embrace it, they'll throw gobs of money...
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Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — A key component of the ethics package the Senate workshopped Tuesday takes aim at a common occurance in state politics: the revolving-door that sees formerly powerful lawmakers return to the Capitol as high-priced lobbyists soon...
Cover politics long enough, and it's easy to get cynical. Yet, two years ago, when Teresa Jacobs was elected Orange County mayor, I was genuinely excited. Jacobs' victory represented a coveted rarity: people power at work. She had ticked off...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelSeminole County elections officials on Monday finally confirmed Democrat Mike Clelland’s razor-thin victory over state Rep. Chris Dorworth. So now it’s time to declare a few winners and losers – plus someone who was a little of both ...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelNow that his time as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives has ended, Dean Cannon is making his next career move: lobbying the state government that he spent the past two years helping to lead. The Republican lawyer, who had represented the...
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