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Bud Chiles: Grand jury needed for PSC "corruption"

Bud Chiles Independent gubernatorial candidate Bud Chiles (who back in the 90s used to promote the agenda of utility companies) is calling on Gov. Crist to request a grand jury investigation into the Public Service Commission. Chiles said he spoke with PSC Chairwoman Nancy Argenziano and Commissioner Nathan Skop, who had been booted off the commission by the PSC Nominating Council after having opposed utlity company rate increase requests. Two other commissioners who opposed the increased were not confirmed by the Florida Senate.

“Never in Florida’s history have special interests so actively and effectively subverted the will of the people," Chiles said. "The message to new commissioners is clear: side with consumers and we’ll have you removed.  The people have a right to understand how this travesty happened....The members of the PSC Nominating Council have shown blatant disregard for the interests of Florida's consumers."

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:45am]


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