Articles in Category: 'Buddy Dyer'

By: Nancy Smith | Posted: September 19, 2013 3:55 AM


In case you still doubt the Mouse runs the show in Orlando, check out the lobbying contract the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority awarded Wednesday to a Disney "friend" (wink, wink).

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 31, 2011 3:55 AM

Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World opened in 1971 -- making it a fitting place for the Florida Democratic Party to meet this past weekend.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 10, 2011 1:29 PM

Move over LeBron James. The Undertaker, John Cena, Edge and other wrestling superstars are heading to South Beach.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 24, 2011 3:55 AM

Gov. Rick Scott continues to have a busy first month in office. He touched base with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in a telephone call on Friday before heading off to Orlando to speak to the Florida Realtors Forum in Orlando. Earlier in the week, he met with golf legend Jack Nicklaus

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 18, 2010 4:05 AM
Some big names will be helping to usher in Rick Scott as Florida’s 45th governor. While famed Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, best known for his versions of “God Bless America” during Yankees games, will be singing, the selection of evangelical leader Chuck Colson to serve as the keynote speaker for Scott’s prayer breakfast has raised some eyebrows.
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 18, 2010 4:05 AM
Former Senate president and incoming state CFO Jeff Atwater named his transition team Tuesday. He chose Tom Petway from the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission as his chairman.
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: October 25, 2010 4:05 AM

This Week’s Heroes: Maurice Ferre and Buddy Dyer

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, both Democrats, showed rare courage among today's career politicians, breaking ranks with their party last week to support Republicans they believe will be better for Florida than the Democratic nominees.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 22, 2010 4:05 AM

After debating Democratic rival Alex Sink, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott headed Thursday to Lakeland where he attended the Florida Phosphate Committee of Continuous Existence’s annual conference. Scott’s running mate, Rep. Jennifer Carroll of Jacksonville, focused on the Tampa Bay region Thursday, attending events in Sarasota and Tampa ...

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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: June 30, 2010 4:05 AM

An optimistic report that foresees high-speed rail systems driving high-dollar growth and jobs in hub cities nationwide -- including Orlando -- is being assailed by one national critic as "absurd" and skewed.

Wendell Cox, an Illinois-based transportation and urban planning expert who served on the Los Angeles Transportation Commission and national Amtrak reform council, doubts that the proposed high-speed rail systems will benefit such hub cities anything like as much as claimed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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