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PSC newcomers are preparing for historic rate case decisions



Steve Stevens David Klement  Benjamin "Steve" Stevens     David Klement

Six months ago, David Klement and Steve Stevens were looking for jobs in classified ads and on Internet job boards. In January, they will sit in judgment of two of the largest utility rate cases in Florida history as the newest members of the five-person utility regulatory board, the Public Service Commission.

Klement, a former Bradenton journalist who headed a think tank in Sarasota, and Stevens, an accountant and bar owner from Pensacola, were the surprise appointments to the PSC in October by Gov. Charlie Crist amid a whirlwind of controversy at the agency over whether regulators were too close to utilities.

Now, Klement and Stevens have already found themselves defending their qualifications for the job. Read the full story here.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:11pm]


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