April 29, 2017

Jason Garcia

Florida Trend Associate Editor •

Jason Garcia

Jason Garcia is a graduate of the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Before coming to Florida Trend, he worked for 13 years for the Orlando Sentinel, where he covered state politics and the tourism industry.

Articles by Jason Garcia:

When Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton ordered Markeith Loyd to stop, police say he shot and killed her. And when the newly elected state attorney Aramis Ayala announced her office would not seek the death penalty for Loyd – or for any future criminal defendants - the announcement enraged everyone from Mina to Gov. Rick Scott.
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One of President Donald Trump's first acts as president was to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement, and he has vowed “America First” trade and foreign policies that could include initiatives such as new and higher tariffs on imports.
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Sports venues get no help from Florida Legislature
In the spring of 2013, International Speedway Corp. set out to rebuild the Daytona International Speedway.
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Central Florida: I-4 and more
Work continues on Orlando's I-4 Ultimate road improvement plan; the SunRail expands; Orlando International Airport expects to complete its people-moving complex as part of a $1-billion expansion.
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The Issues: What's on tap for Florida's Legislature
A tighter state budget and promises of spending cuts put pressure on a host of legislative priorities.
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Heavy Hitter: Florida Speaker Richard Corcoran wields power
Florida's new speaker of the House wields more power than any speaker in decades.
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Two big development projects coming to Lake Nona
The USTA opens its tennis academy, and KPMG announces big plans.
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Last year, the Florida Supreme Court decided to weigh in on an election law dispute. Its ruling, critics charge, is proof that the court has overstepped.
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Butting heads: Orange County's property appraiser clashes with big business
It's not much of an exaggeration to say that Rick Singh, the elected property appraiser in Orange County, came out of nowhere.
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