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Senate rejects House changes to PSC reform bill, putting effort on ropes



Buzz_3 The Senate just voted 39-0 to amend the House PSC reform bill and send it back to the Houes. They reinserted the provision that imposed the fine on utilities officials but not the utility companies and removed the reaqiurement the the PSC executive director be confirmed by the Senate.

"This provision will only politicize an already political process that we are attempted to reform with this legislation,'' said Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, the Senate sponsor.

Sen. Paula Dockery (at left), who supported the amendment, provided the eulogy: "I recognizes that probably puts the bill in a little bit of danger since you’re sending it back. But I thank you for doing that."

(Photo by Scott Keeler, Times)

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:33am]


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