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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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.