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Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford gave a run down on the wins and losses of the 2013 legislative session. - No decision on health care expansion "We obviously were not able to figure out the game plan when it comes to...
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Legislature ended its 2013 session Friday by passing an elections do-over and the largest budget in state history, but without delivering tax subsidies to the Miami Dolphins, Orlando soccer boosters and a cadre of other...
Tags: Joe Negron, Government, Elections, Sports, Facelift
Now that the Legislature has rejected state funding, the backers of the push to build a $110 million soccer stadium in Orlando are frantically searching for a Plan B. But Mayor Buddy Dyer said he's not willing to sacrifice quality. Dyer was reacting...
Tags: Soccer, Sports, Major League Soccer, Teresa Jacobs, Amway Center
The work that starts soon on Orlando's Citrus Bowl is technically a renovation, but when the dust settles in just less than two years, about 80 percent of the stadium will be brand new. Much of the 77-year-old stadium will be torn down, the City Council...
Tags: Renovation, Florida Classic, Orlando, Amway Center
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature's 2013 session agreed on highly touted ethics reforms making it harder for retiring lawmakers to immediately begin lobbying for special interests. And lawmakers approved "transparency" measures requiring...
The Orlando Science Center is planning a monument-groundbreaking event that will honor Red Tail pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Three Red Tail pilots from World War II are scheduled to be in attendance. Leo Gray, George Hardy and Hiram...
Tallahassee BureauTALLAHASSEE -- With Gov. Rick Scott flying to Washington D.C. Friday to do national media, the sponsor of his manufacturing tax cut conceded one of his top priorities -- a $141 million tax cut for manufacturers -- was unlikely to pass. "I never say...
Florida's largest political party has a problem. Although registered Democrats outnumber Republicans in Florida by 500,000, and President Barack Obama has carried the Sunshine State in the past two presidential elections, the party has no obvious...
Tags: Government, Rod Smith, Miami Beach, Elections, Tampa
If a new professional soccer stadium is in Orlando's future, a lot of moving pieces have to come together — from land that will cost taxpayers millions to convincing politicians here and in Tallahassee. Building a soccer stadium is a top...
Tags: Government, Public Officials, Soccer, Politics, Sports
Tallahassee Bureau ChiefTALLAHASSEE -- The House and Senate are playing a waiting game over bills to give tax-breaks to a raft of stadiums and sports complexes, including Orlando's proposed soccer stadium. On Thursday, House Speaker Will Weatherford told reporters his...
Sentinel School ZoneCentral Florida Leadership Academy's announcement last week that they plan to open a sports business "magnet" program has alarmed Orange County school district officials. The district contends that charter schools such as CFLA cannot open magnet...
Tags: Soccer, Sports, High School Sports
Are you a big Paul McCartney fan? Are you hoping to buy tickets to his upcoming Orlando show when they go on sale today? Good luck. Because many, if not most, of the seats have already been sold to VIPs, insiders and scalpers who have special access...
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