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Scott's withdrawal of Crist appointees snags nearly all of PSC



The calm that has overtaken the once-embattled Public Service Commission in recent months ended abruptly Wednesday when Gov. Rick Scottwithdrew from confirmation four of the five members of the state's utility board.

The move was part of a wholesale roll back of appointments made by Scott's predecessor, Gov. Charlie Crist. Scott withdrew the nominations of 168 Crist appointees, including PSC Commissioners Ronald Brise, Eduardo Balbis, Julie Brown, and Chairman Art Graham.

Each of them must reapply for the jobs and Scott has until March 7 to either reappoint them or choose from the list of nominees presented to Crist from the Public Service Nominating Council. In the interim, the commissioners will remain in their jobs. More here.

[Last modified: Friday, February 4, 2011 7:51am]


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