The holiday weekend is almost upon us!
Today, we’ve got concerns about a Sport Complex being too close to a landfill, and coal plant. The evidence didn’t convince me but it’s a good report. We got video on that.
We’ve also got Gerrymandering Appeals Court. There was a ruling that says lawmakers cannot be asked about intentions on Gerrymandering during re-districting. Apparently, there counting on our lawmakers to have a Denzel Washington at the end of “Flight” epiphany.
These stories lead your Thursday Morning Political Headlines
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: (VIDEO) Proposal to locate sports complex near power plant, landfill concerns parents
Orlando Sentinel: Appeals court says legislators can’t be questioned about gerrymandering ‘intent’
WKMG Local 6: (Video) Flashpoint: looks at Florida Legislative session
CF News 13: POLITIFACT: Is Rick Scott still on track for 700,000 jobs in 7 years?
WESH 2: Topping off ceremony to be held for Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts
WOFL FOX 35: (VIDEO) Iraq War Veteran receives Purple Heart
Halfway through the week, en route to your Memorial Day Weekend.
Mostly local stories today.
We’ve got Corrine Brown calling for a DOJ Investigation into controversial 2010 shooting.
Great column from the Orlando Sentinel about Downtown Parking. All 4 candidates for Mayor last year said it was a problem but nothing has been done.
We’ve also got more big projects and County Commission Public Comment video, which is always good TV.
Those stories lead your Wednesday Morning Political Headlines.
WESH 2: Corrine Brown wants DOJ to investigate excessive force case
Orlando Sentinel: Scott Maxwell- If Orlando Truly wants a “Destination Downtown” Parking needs improvement
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: (VIDEO) Marion Co. seniors blast commission over no tax break
WOFL FOX 35: Will taxpayers be on the hook for overhaul of Interstate 4?
CF NEWS 13: SunRail looks to UCF for rental car idea
WKMG Local 6: Weiner announces bid for NYC mayor
Parking Downtown Continues to be an unsolved problem
Busy Tuesday Morning.
More fallout over Rick Scott‘s Budget Vetoes, including a Veto over a pedestrian bridge over Silver Start and Pine Hills Rd. outlined in video from the first report. If you’re familiar with that intersection, you know that would have been a big safety improvement.
Also, more discussion over how to finance the Soccer-only stadium in Orlando to lure an MLS franchise to the area. The Orlando City spoke to Mayor Teresa Jacobs yesterday. You can read my write-up here and the original report is both on that post and below.
Great video content this morning.
These are your Tuesday Morning Political Headlines.
WOFL FOX 35: (VIDEO) Gov. Scott vetoes $368M in state budget
Orlando Sentinel: Orlando City investor: Larger financial stake in soccer-specific stadium possible
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: (VIDEO) Leaders work to find way to build soccer stadium in downtown Orlando
CF News 13: (VIDEO) Gov. Rick Scott signs budget, vetoes nearly $400 million
WESH 2: (CNN) Report identifies ‘Fast & Furious’ leak
WKMG Local 6: (CNN) Tea party group files lawsuit against IRS
It’s Monday! And we’ve got some rare Monday Political News.
Florida Governor Rick Scott should be careful, if he keeps this up, his approval numbers might break 40%.
Reports indicate that Rick Scott might Veto a proposed tuition hike proposed in the budget. There are questions over whether it’s legal or not but we’ll keep an eye on it as it improves.
That story (almost) sweeps your Monday Morning Political Headlines.
Have an awesome day.
WKMG Local 6: Florida Gov. Rick Scott to veto college tuition hike
Orlando Sentinel: Report: Gov. Scott to veto 3 percent tuition increase
WESH 2: (AP) Gov. Scott will veto 3 percent college tuition hike
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: Gov. Scott will veto 3 percent college tuition hike
CF News 13: Governor Scott plans to veto tuition hike for college students
WOFL FOX 35: (AP) AP CEO calls records seizure ‘unconstitutional’
Here is your late edition of the morning political headlines. I wanted to see the Unemployment numbers and it’s dropped.
Florida Governor Rick Scott immediately took to Social Media to tout the new numbers. Here is a tweet from the Governor’s Campaign Twitter Account.
This story leads your Friday Morning Political Headlines. Have a great weekend!
WESH 2: Fla. jobless rate drops to 7.2 percent in April
WKMG Local 6: Florida jobless rate drops to 7.2 percent in April
CF News 13: Florida unemployment down to 7.2 in April
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: Group to urge Scott to veto items from Fla. budget
WOFL FOX 35: (VIDEO) Trader Joe’s at forefront of Central Florida retail development
Orlando Sentinel: Florida unemployment rate falls to 7.2 percent in April
It’s Wednesday and the big political stories feature Florida’s role on the national scene.
Controversies like the Government’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attacks have several Florida lawmakers like Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Ron Desantis asking questions from their Committee assignments over the events and flow information following the tragedy.
The IRS targeting of Conservative groups have everyone from President Obama to Republican Winter Garden Congressman Daniel Webster concerned. Many lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have called for an investigation.
We’ve also got features on the Florida Legislature’s voting practices and and GOP operative switching parties.
These are your Wednesday morning Political Headlines
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: (VIDEO) 9 Investigates lawmaker accountability
WOFL FOX 35: (AP) GOP governors want special prosecutor in IRS case
WESH 2: Former Fla. lawmaker wins $50,000-a-year-for-life prize
Orlando Sentinel: Former Hispanic Outreach Director Jumps to Democrats.
CF News 13: Florida House members keep their health insurance cheap
WKMG Local 6: (AP) Deputy AG defends AP subpoenas
It’s a crazy Tuesday and we begin with the IRS Targeting of Conservative groups nationwide, coming home to Central Florida.
Last night, Congressman Daniel Webster went on the record calling for an investigation of the targeting from the IRS that sent hundreds of letters and bizarre questionnaires to Tea Party groups. On a local level the names involved might be familiar with local politicos.
Webster joins Florida Senator Marco Rubio and dozens of other lawmakers all over the country asking for an investigation that President Obama called “unacceptable” during a presser yesterday.
That and rumors over who will be the next LT. Governor of Florida. Names like Former Congressman Allen West and even former local Congresswoman Sandy Adams have been circulated.
WOFL FOX 35: (VIDEO) Fla. congressman to press IRS for answers over targeting tea party groups
Orlando Sentinel: Rubio wants to criminalize IRS targeting of Conservatives.
CF News 13: Rumors swirl about Florida’s next lieutenant governor
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: (VIDEO) Maitland votes no on proposed billboard
WKMG Local 6: (CNN) Obama: IRS targeting would be ‘outrageous’
WESH 2: GOP governors call for special prosecutor in IRS case
It’s Monday and leftovers from the weekend offer a few interesting stories.
The City of Maitland finds itself in controversy, regarding a Digital Billboard. Residents say they’ve never had one and don’t want one now.
We’ve got a great Central Florida Spotlight that ran yesterday featuring a couple of sitting lawmakers discussing this year’s session in Tally. A link to the video is below.
And yes, Nan Rich is still running for Governor. In the shadows of Nelson and Crist, she faces an uphill climb.
These are your Monday Morning Political Headlines. Have a great day!
WESH 2: Maitland residents speak out against proposed digital billboard
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: (VIDEO) Central Florida Spotlight- Legislative Session
Orlando Sentinel: Nan Rich, long shot for governor, says she’s undeterred
CF News 13: Sequestration could lead to bigger brush fires in Brevard County
WKMG Local 6: (CNN)Source: IRS knew of tea party scrutiny in 2011
WOFL FOX 35: (AP) Benghazi depositions to examine Clinton’s role
We’re going to end the week on a happy note.
Here is most of the local coverage of Rufus the Beagle being released back to his family.
Have a great weekend!
WOFL FOX 35: Rufus the dog returned to family
Orlando Sentinel: Rufus the beagle goes home
CF News 13: Rufus the beagle returned to owner
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: Rufus, beagle taken after biting child, returned home
WESH 2: Rufus pardoned: Beagle goes home with family
WKMG Local 6: Clock ticking for Gov. Rick Scott to act on budget
Sad news this morning.
Orange County Clerk of Court Lydia Gardner has passed away last night at Winter Park Hospital, after a long battle with breast cancer.
Gardner was a well-like public figure in the area, and the outpouring of support and kind words on Social media, since the news broke a short time ago hasn’t stopped.
Here is local news coverage of Gardner’s passing. My condolences to her family and friends.
Orlando Sentinel: Orange County Clerk Lydia Gardner dead after long illness
CF News 13: Lydia Gardner, longtime Orange County Clerk of Courts, dies
WKMG Local 6: Orange County Clerk of Court Lydia Gardner dies
WESH 2: Orange Co. Clerk of Courts Lydia Gardner dies after cancer battle
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: Orange County Clerk of Courts Lydia Gardner dead