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Records link big business group to Florida elections probeInvestigators tracing $550,000 spent last year in support of spoiler candidates in key state Senate races have obtained bank records for an organization tied to a big-business lobbying group funded by companies such as Florida Power & Light, Walt Disney World and U.S. Sugar Corp.4
Former judicial candidate Andrew Jones admits sex with minor, but avoids jail time in plea dealLawyer and former prosecutor Andrew John Jones, who was arrested almost three years ago in the statutory rape of a teen girl, pleaded guilty Thursday to child abuse and tampering with evidence.3
Rebekah Jones receives whistleblower status after firing in COVID data disputeRebekah Jones, a former Florida Department of Health employee, has received whistleblower status a year after being fired for repeatedly violating the agency’s policy about communicating with the news media.3
UCF football continues to reshape roster through transfer portalNew UCF football coach Gus Malzahn has dove headfirst into the transfer portal since arriving in February with eight players committing to the Knights. Some recruiting experts see it as a symptom of Malzahn's stellar recruiting prowess while others think players are intrigued by the future of a successful program.
Hunter’s Creek will fight Brightline from crossing through the community along S.R. 417A lawyer for Hunter’s Creek in south Orange County is warning Central Florida transportation leaders of the community’s intention to fight Brightline efforts to build railroad tracks along State Road 417.
Florida elections supervisors say new law would make voting harder“We should be looking for cost-effective ways to expand their use, including the use of secure 24-hour drop boxes with camera surveillance,” Latimer wrote of drop boxes. “Instead, the new legislation prohibits that.”3
Records: Joel Greenberg doled out contracts to politicians, strategists tied to figures in Florida’s political scandalsBefore he resigned in disgrace last year, Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg doled out dubious contracts to a number of Republican politicians, political strategists and other allies, many with links to the scandals that have rocked Florida politics this month, according to audit documents, emails and other records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel.4
Former lawmaker says Gaetz fought ‘revenge porn’ law: ‘He thought that any picture was his to use as he wanted’While serving in the Florida Legislature, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz opposed a bill meant to stop people from sharing sexually explicit images of their ex-lovers because Gaetz believed that recipients of those images had a right to share them, according to the sponsor of the legislation.2