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Peter SchorschMarch 4, 2018
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Former Republican Rep. Bryan Nelson has shifted positions on red-light cameras now that he’s running for Apopka mayor, but it’s starting to look like the change wasn’t so much an evolution as it was a total 180. Nelson was an outspoken champion of red-light cameras when he was in the Legislature, often promoting the controversial […]

Peter SchorschFebruary 16, 2018
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Uh-oh. Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson, who resigned his seat effective April 24 to run for Apopka Mayor, has staked his campaign on a specious claim that under first-term Mayor Joe Kilsheimer’s watch the city’s cash reserves have dwindled from $40 million to $3 million. Nelson, a former state Representative, has cast himself as a […]

Peter SchorschFebruary 17, 2016
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As reported by FloridaPolitics.com earlier this week, the pool of applicants to replace outgoing Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty is so far anything but impressive. The applicant list stands at 32 interested parties, yet only three appear to be eligible based on the state’s pre-screening questions. On Tuesday, we learned that former Rep. Tom Grady would not be applying […]

Frank TorresAugust 25, 2015
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For the Orange County Board of Commissioners, the biggest challenge in erasing Orlando’s reputation as one of the worst cities in the country for pedestrians could be educating and compelling the very people they’re trying to keep safe. On Tuesday, Mayor Teresa Jacobs ordered county staff to seek solutions, including community outreach, safety audits, and capital […]

Peter SchorschJune 23, 2014

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Dozens of state legislators earned new terms in office as Florida’s qualifying period for the 2014 election ended Friday. With qualifying week over, here are 11 takeaways for this fall’s elections: 1. Eight state senators — or nearly one-quarter of the Florida Senate — were re-elected without opposition. Nearly one-third of the members in the Florida House also earned […]


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