Challenger Euri Cerrud landed an endorsement from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association in his race against Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson. “He is an attorney and does a lot of real estate law,” said Frankie Elliot, the group’s government affairs chief. “The screening committee really
Three judges in separate cases across Florida could rule any day on whether to overturn Florida’s ban on gay marriage. Each case deals with different set of couples who want to get married in different counties, but the basic question
TALLAHASSEE — It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats’ annual fundraising conference in Westin last month. That’s because her name is surfacing as a potential running mate for Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida legislative leaders have ended their silence on the rejected congressional map and announced Tuesday they will not appeal the circuit court ruling but agree to redraw the map deemed unconstitutional because of two invalid districts. Notably, the
The Florida Legislature illegally redrew boundaries defining congressional districts to benefit the Republican Party, a circuit court judge ruled Thursday. The League of Women Voters, along with a coalition of voters, challenged the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature after it redrew congressional district
A day after Republican Gov. Rick Scott visited Orlando, two Democratic Florida legislators criticized his policies on education and mass transit. Florida Sen. Geraldine Thompson, D-Orlando, spoke out against Scott’s education policies. State Rep. Victor Torres, D-Orlando, criticized the All Aboard Florida train project.
Almost six years ago, after Florida voters amended the state’s constitution to rule out same-sex marriage, a speaker at an Orlando protest told the crowd, “Time is on our side, and our rights will not be denied.” What might have
Newly elected Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill released her “First 100 Days District Action Plan” on Tuesday, a road map that calls for her west Orlando constituents to take the reins of their own future. Hill said she’s been working on
The White House has a Medicaid expansion argument for Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Republicans: It creates jobs. A state-by-state report to be released Wednesday (an advance copy was provided to the Tampa Bay Times) estimates that Florida would generate 63,800
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Monday he’s done waiting for the House of Representatives to pass an immigration bill, and plans to take executive action to change deportation policies. In remarks from the White House, Obama said that given