| Aug 17, 2009
If anyone knows how to get a message across loud and clear, it's Nancy Argenziano.
She once famously sent a gift-wrapped package of cow manure to a lobbyist she was at odds with as a state legislator.
Now, she is a member of the state Public Service...
| Aug 28, 2009
| 11:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Broward County native George LeMieux will be the newest United States senator, Gov. Charlie Crist announced today.
In naming Lemieux, 40, for the rare Senate appointment, Crist chose his closest and most loyal adviser and political guru....
| Sep 3, 2009
Loud applause and boisterous cheers broke out again and again at an emotional and jam-packed public meeting Wednesday night where Acreage residents argued the pros and cons of piping public water into their sharply divided community.
Cheers resounded for...
| Sep 8, 2009
Florida Power & Light Co. officials on Tuesday sought state approval to pass on the costs for expanding the utility's nuclear power plants to consumers — a $67 million cost next year.
At the first of three Public Service Commission hearings in...
| Nov 10, 2009
Residents of Ohio, Kentucky and other states receive utility rebates for using compact fluorescent light bulbs and other energy-saving measures - programs environmentalists say promote conservation and save customers money.
But in Florida, utility...
| Dec 23, 2009
Public Service Commission staffers recommended the regulatory agency approve a dramatically lower rate increase for Florida Power & Light on Wednesday – less than one-third of what the utiltiy has proposed.
FPL customers would pay $357 million more...
| Jan 5, 2010
Pompano Beach resident Joe Boudreau worked on Florida Power & Light power lines for 25 years -- the last 10 as a lead lineman -- so he knew he would be able to live comfortably on his pension.
But even he was surprised when he retired in 2007 and...
| Jan 12, 2010
State regulators are scheduled to cap 10 months of debate and hearings with a vote Wednesday on Florida Power & Light's proposal to boost customers' base rates by nearly $1.3 billion.
The Florida Public Service Commission decision will come just days...
| Jan 13, 2010
| 7:38 PM
The Florida Public Service Commission approved a $75.5 million base-rate increase for Florida Power & Light Wednesday, all but rejecting the utility's request for a record hike of $1.27 billion. The approved increase is likely to add just pennies to a...
| Jan 14, 2010
| 7:38 PM
This week the Public Service Commission sent a clear message to Progress Energy and Florida Power & Light: For now, the state's largest investor-owned utilities are the ones in the dark.
The PSC, which regulates the price of electricity and other...
| Jan 14, 2010
Florida Power & Light has suspended work on an estimated $10 billion in projects -- including the controversial expansion of Turkey Point nuclear plant – after state regulators rejected the utility's proposed rate hike.
The Public Service...
| Jan 29, 2010
Florida Power & Light Co. customers will pay about $1 more on their monthly electric bills starting March 1 under new base rates approved by state regulators Friday. But the overall monthly bills will decline because of lower fuel costs and storm...