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Mike Pence Visits Orlando, Meets With Ron DeSantis About Reopening Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis met Pence at the airport and they greeted each other with elbow bumps. They had lunch at Beth’s Burger Bar but the two most important stops focused on public health and the economy.

Can Government Get Out of the Way of Reopening Florida?

As Florida enters Phase I of its reopening, some governments are doing their best to remove red tape and help small business owners while others are putting up barriers that make it more difficult to survive. Nowhere is this more evident than Central Florida’s restaurant industry.
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The Dean’s List: A Look at Who Made the Honor Roll in Florida Politics–and...

From Congressman Michael Waltz, one of only 40 Republicans to vote against the coronavirus relief bill, insisting it had too much waste without addressing certain areas on how it will be paid to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz for slamming Gov. Ron DeSantis, claiming his office failed to quickly identify the coronavirus spreading across Florida, here's a look at those that made "the list."
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Orange County Faces Proposed Sales Tax Increase in November

Orange County voters will decide if the sales tax will increase by a full percent from 6.5 percent to 7.5 percent with the new revenue penciled in for ongoing transportation needs.
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Val Demings Steps Into the Political Spotlight as Impeachment Manager

Demings has garnered some attention during her brief time in Congress but this is her largest assignment yet. With her background in law enforcement, including more than 25 years of service with the Orlando Police Department (OPD), Demings has increasingly become a favorite of Democrats at the national level.
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Design for Pulse Memorial Chosen

After input from survivors, family members of survivors, Orlando leaders and donors, a design has been chosen for a memorial for the terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people in June 2016.
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Orange County Sales Tax Proposal Could Lead to Massive Revenue for Transportation Projects

Orange County is trying to put together a project list and drum up public support for a one percent increase in the sales tax to help the area’s transportation.
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Universal Announces Fourth Orlando Theme Park: Epic Universe

Comcast disclosed that Epic Universe is being built on a multi-hundred-acre plot of land northeast of the Orange County Convention Center, approximately four miles from Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.
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Jerry Demings Wants Orange County to Vote on Sales Tax Increase for Transportation Projects

The former sheriff announced he will send a one percent sales tax increase--an additional penny of every dollar spent--referendum to Orange County voters. The additional revenue will be used for transportation needs.

Orange County Ups Tourist Taxes $1 Million for Pocket Money in Pursuit of World...

The $1 million amounts to pocket money for the commission to show FIFA why it should pick Orlando as one of the 17 host cities for the North American bid if it is accepted. If Orlando did get games, it could be asked to spend anywhere between $31-81 million as the host city.

SeaWorld Breaks Ground on New Orlando Headquarters

On Thursday, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment celebrated the groundbreaking of its new headquarters to be based at SeaWorld Orlando. The 40,725 square foot, three-story building will be a shared home for ambassadors from the...

Not Many Changes in Store as Jerry Demings Takes Over Orange County

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings made history as he became the first African-American to be elected as mayor of Central Florida’s largest county--but much will remain the same despite despite his assuming office this week. 
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