All sides in a pending “textgate” civil lawsuit against Orange County leaders have agreed to enter settlement talks. A mediation hearing set for Thursday marks the first time that the officials accused of losing or destroying public records in a
TALLAHASSEE — Orange County Democrats have gone with a youth movement to try and recruit candidates and raise cash. Carlos Smith, 32, a 2003 University of Central Florida graduate, has been tapped to replace Tax Collector Scott Randolph as Orange County Democratic Party chairman.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Democrats are banking on the 50th anniversary of the federal Civil Rights Act to breathe new life into an array of roadblocked social issues in the Capitol, dealing with immigrant children, gays, felons and even pregnant women.