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Statements on Key Issues

03/28/2016 Heroin Epidemic
"As I testified before Congress, too many prescription drug abusers have found an inexpensive and too often deadly alternative in heroin. As recommended by our Heroin Task Force, the life-saving drug naloxone needs to be more accessible - and without a prescription - as well as available at a reasonable cost. I applaud the Governor and Legislature for their efforts. This bill will surely save lives." – Teresa Jacobs, Orange County Mayor
04/09/2015 New Record For U.S. Tourism Industry
"The impact of tourism on our community is remarkable, and, in fact, the travel and tourism industry is the largest generator of jobs and economic impact for our region. In addition to delighting visitors and families from around the world, our travel and hospitality industry helps to support a great quality of life for Orlando’s residents, including our amazing new performing arts center and outstanding sports venues." – Teresa Jacobs, Orange County Mayor
12/11/2014 The Modeling, Simulation & Training Cluster
"The capital-intensive Modeling, Simulation & Training sector is one of our region’s most important economic assets. Protecting, nourishing and growing this innovation-driven sector is vital for all future generations of Floridians." – Teresa Jacobs, Orange County Mayor
11/21/2014 The Opening Of The New Orlando Citrus Bowl
"What a great achievement this is for our entire community, and what an impact this impressive stadium will have on our economy and reputation. From college, NFL and bowl games to special events, we will now be able to host families and athletes from around the world in a world-class sports venue." – Teresa Jacobs, Orange County Mayor
11/11/2014 Addressing Homelessness In Orange County
"For the chronically homeless, and for our families and precious children who are struggling with homelessness, we are committed to creating a better future. Building upon the great momentum and renewed awareness regarding the issue of homelessness, I believe that we can make history by transforming the lives of our homeless children and families, the chronically homeless, and our proud veterans." – Teresa Jacobs, Orange County Mayor
11/06/2014 The Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts
"The greatest gift we can bestow upon future generations is opportunity. The Dr. Phillips Center will do just that, with arts education and amazing cultural experiences." – Teresa Jacobs, Orange County Mayor