In a Florida primary surprise, 12-term Congressman Cliff Stearns was ousted out of office and into retirement. Congressman Stearns finally conceded defeat Wednesday to veternarian and Tea Party candidate Ted Yoho in Florida’s Congressional District 3 Republican primary.
The City of Orlando is shuffling at least five of their current red light cameras for not making enough money. However, all along the public has been told red light cameras are for “our safety” and placed in dangerous intersections to keep citizens safe. Now, city leaders are openly admitting profit and money is the driving force behind red light cameras.
Universal Orlando Resort, now owned by Comcast, is investing heavily all thanks to a boy wizard named Harry Potter. The huge increase in cash flow from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is practically forcing Comcast to spend even more money expanding the theme parks, also possibly saving them a lot of money in taxes in return.
As Election season kicks into high gear, there’s one ballot initiative heating up Orange County politics this summer. Citizens for a Greater Orange County, a progressive coalition, has launched an ambitious effort to protect workers’ rights locally through a citizen initiative guaranteeing earned sick days for workers.
Remember the Citrus Bowl deal? Where Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Mayor Buddy Dyer signed a football and cheered a new era of cooperation (yeah right). The rain storms couldn’t prevent this bad deal from going through, although it did force the mayors off the field and prevented the “touchdown” they were hoping for.