Just one day after the 2014 elections, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer was already hinting to a potential bid for Governor in 2018. Dyer’s ambition and ego stretch far past the 2016 elections and this could be another reason why the “Democrat” Dyer remained silent and completely out of the Governor’s race… [read more]
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In a shocking development emerging from Orlando City Hall, Democratic Mayor Buddy Dyer’s administration is reducing hours of public employees classified as “seasonal” to 29 hours per week, to cut costs and avoid providing healthcare benefits under Obamacare, according to sources at the City. The “seasonal” classification is really a… [read more]
Texting in politics. What a ridiculous issue to be talking about in Central Florida, especially this close to a major Presidential election. Perhaps texting about it would be more appropriate. We find ourselves caught up in what activists are trying to label “textgate” in Orange County. Citizens for a Greater… [read more]
There is a looming reality that no one in Orange County is talking about in the Earned Sick Time battle. The truth is the people are destined to lose their voice once and for all if a vote is not scheduled immediately. The delays of the County Commission were devious… [read more]
As some important local issues heat up as summer ends, one question rings louder and louder: why are local elected Democrats so silent?! Even outside of the specific issues, like Sick Time, there are clear First Amendment and principles of democracy at stake and we need our Democrats’ voices. Why would… [read more]
Despite the Orange County Commission’s act of voter suppression this week, the Earned Sick Time fight rages on and a more complete narrative is emerging. The County Commission silenced the voice of 50,000 citizens who signed the petition to place Question 1 on the November ballot by voting essentially to… [read more]
It’s been six weeks since our obscure April 3 Election Day (yes, it’s over for all of you who missed it) and looking back there are a few key lessons to be learned already. First, big money in politics is ruining politics at every level.