Mayor Teresa Jacobs delivered her “State of the County” address last Friday focusing on her “year of transformation” without addressing many realities facing our community and families around Orange County. In fact, this is nothing more than the “year of gentrification” and debt explosion, thanks directly to Mayor Jacobs’ rubber… [read more]
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The redistricting lawsuit against the Orange County Commission represented by Latino Justice has been dismissed by U.S. District Court Judge Anne Conway. After only six days of testimony, Judge Conway ruled the plaintiffs failed to meet the burden of proof in their challenge. The ruling is seemingly a big relief… [read more]
Earlier this morning, Val Demings shocked Orange County by ending her campaign for Orange County Mayor against incumbent Teresa Jacobs. The move seemed to catch most by surprise, including local Democratic Party leadership and Demings’ closest supporters. West Orlando News broke the story first locally, where you can see Demings’… [read more]
Some big Florida political news came out of Washington DC last week when Nathan Gonzales, Deputy Editor of the Rothenberg Political Report, was quoted after a conference saying, “Everybody in DC assumes Debbie Wasserman Schultz is running for Florida Senate in 2016.” Nathan L. Gonzales is political editor of The… [read more]
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs did it again – stealing the show, flipping the issues and winning the day at the County Commission meeting this week. It’s no surprise that Mayor Jacobs quickly sent out a “Special Edition” Orange County Connect email where she began her victory lap. At the… [read more]
(This column was cross-published at Informe Local – En Español) Residents, activists and community leaders are unified around a lawsuit filed against Orange County over the way County voting districts were created. The redistricting fight is moving into a crucial stage as the lawsuit is set to go to court in… [read more]
Newly obtained legal documents and information coming from Parramore voters indicate that Val Demings’ run for Orange County Mayor against Teresa Jacobs was actually her “plan B” as the Democrat also has her sights on Congress.