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Partisan charter measure boosters press Orange to put it on ballot – Orlando Sentinel

Jun 30, 2014 Comments Off on Partisan charter measure boosters press Orange to put it on ballot – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Boosters of a charter referendum that would make all Orange County races partisan contests are pressing elected leaders to put it on the ballot in November. Last week the groups Citizens …

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Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy — and money – Sun Sentinel

Jun 29, 2014 Comments Off on Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy — and money – Sun Sentinel Wes Hodge

Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency – and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and …

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Orange voters will be asked to make all county races partisan – Orlando Sentinel

Jun 28, 2014 Comments Off on Orange voters will be asked to make all county races partisan – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

A Democrat-led referendum designed to put party affiliations next to the names of all county candidates on the ballot has qualified for the Nov. 4 ballot, elections officials said Friday. …

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Backed by Dyer, Orlando joins push for marriage equality in… | www.wftv.com

Jun 23, 2014 Comments Off on Backed by Dyer, Orlando joins push for marriage equality in… | www.wftv.com Wes Hodge

ORLANDO, Fla. — The city of Orlando is officially joining the push for marriage equality in Florida, joining a host of other cities in calling on the state to overturn …

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Competitive Orange County races emerge – Orlando Sentinel

Jun 19, 2014 Comments Off on Competitive Orange County races emerge – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

After a brief scare, Mayor Teresa Jacobs is not likely to draw an opponent this fall, but a healthy number of Orange County government races could greet voters in August and November. …

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Romano: Rick Scott hides, dodges and ducks — and the voters don’t get answers | Tampa Bay Times

Jun 19, 2014 Comments Off on Romano: Rick Scott hides, dodges and ducks — and the voters don’t get answers | Tampa Bay Times Wes Hodge

It’s an interesting strategy the Governor’s Office has adopted. Apparently, Rick Scott will sit down for television interviews only if his people are allowed to handpick the subjects, questions, reporters …

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Orange math teacher who decried ‘toxic culture of education’ running for school board – Orlando Sentinel

Jun 18, 2014 Comments Off on Orange math teacher who decried ‘toxic culture of education’ running for school board – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Josh Katz, the Orange County teacher whose video-taped speech on the “toxic culture of education” drew thousands of viewers, plans to run for the Orange County School Board. Katz, a University …

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Orlando legislators sound off against school-voucher expansion – Orlando Weekly Blogs

Jun 16, 2014 Comments Off on Orlando legislators sound off against school-voucher expansion – Orlando Weekly Blogs Wes Hodge

Just as the winds were whooping up and the skies were closing in this afternoon, State Reps. Joe Saunders, D-Orlando, and Karen Castor Dentel, D-Maitland, held blustery court outside of …

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Grand jury indicts Batterson, Dorworth on violating public records law – Orlando Sentinel

Jun 4, 2014 Comments Off on Grand jury indicts Batterson, Dorworth on violating public records law – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Suspended Orlando expressway authority board member Scott Batterson, former state Rep. Chris Dorworth and his girlfriend were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday for violating state public records laws. Batterson previously was …

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Regina Hill sworn in as Orlando City Commissioner – Orlando Sentinel

Jun 3, 2014 Comments Off on Regina Hill sworn in as Orlando City Commissioner – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Regina Hill, a self-described former welfare mom, completed her comeback Monday and was sworn in as an Orlando City Commissioner. Hill emerged from a bruising campaign to win the District …

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