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October 22, 2018

Jason Garcia

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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:

Florida has a pattern of cutting spending on public health
By one measure, Florida cut its total spending on public health by 35% between 2009 and 2015.
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The bug buzz: Florida is fertile ground for viruses that may piggyback on tourists
“We're basically the equivalent of a tropical country sitting here in the United States.”
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A healthier approach: Hotelier Harris Rosen makes health care a priority
Hotelier Harris Rosen has a small empire, with nine hotels around Orlando. You might not expect to find out that Rosen is also an innovator in health care...
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Calculations: Orange County's string of GOP mayors may be coming to an end
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, a Democrat, is getting a hand from central Florida's typically Republican-leaning business community in his bid for county mayor.
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The Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years, has proposed eight constitutional amendments...
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Time to Share: Marriott Vacations and ILG merge
Two of Florida's biggest publicly traded companies are joining forces, as Orlando-based Marriott Vacations Worldwide will buy Miami-based ILG in a $4.7 billion cash-and-stock deal.
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The Film Industry in Florida: Lights, Camera, Inaction
Some local governments are stepping in with incentives where the state left off.
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Getting a Lift: Mears turns to private equity investors to take on ride-sharing companies.
In 1939, Paul Mears Jr. bought three cars and started a taxi business. Over the next 80 years, he and his family built Orlando-based Mears Transportation...
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Lofty Goals: New President Dale Whittaker aims to take UCF to pre-eminence
On July 1, Dale Whittaker will become the fifth president of the University of Central Florida, succeeding John Hitt, who is retiring after more than 26 years on the job.
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Valencia College President Sandy Shugart – He's a poet, a picker and a prophet
Valencia College's Sandy Shugart has become a leader in a national movement to prioritize student performance over enrollment growth and a trusted voice on education policy for everyone from Florida governors to U.S. presidents.
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