Tag: Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority
UF Environmental Health & Safety staff recently attached four smaller houses to the outside of the newest barn in hopes of enticing the bats to begin the relocation process on their own. Photo Credit: Bri Lehan/University of Florida

Jim RosicaJanuary 18, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request from a former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board member asking to review his 2014 state bribery conviction. Without comment, the court denied the petition from Scott Batterson on Tuesday, court dockets show. His request, filed in December, came after a three-judge panel of the state’s 5th District Court of Appeal split in upholding […]

Scott PowersJune 17, 2016

Former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board member Scott Batterson‘s 2014 bribery conviction has been upheld on appeal. On Friday, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals upheld the trial court conviction without comment. Batterson was convicted in a 2014 scandal in which he was seen as the linchpin of a pay-to-play deal at the expressway authority. […]

Peter SchorschJune 5, 2014

Legally speaking, the charge facing former state Rep. Chris Dorworth is no more serious than attaching an invalid license plate to a vehicle. A second-degree misdemeanor for violating Florida’s Sunshine laws is just as wrong, in the court’s eyes, as disorderly intoxication or loitering, or driving with a suspended license. Aiding and abetting an elected official in […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 17, 2013

Legislatures don’t like to raise taxes.  So they delegate that dirty work to taxing districts or tolling authorities — entities of their creation. Clean hands on taxes? Maybe. Clean hands overall? Far from. The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority isn’t top of the list for public interest, and that’s just how they want it to stay. Billions […]


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