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Two new members join PSC board

Former Bradenton newspaperman David Klement and Benjamin "Steve" Stevens, the former finance director for the Escambia County sheriff, were sworn in Tuesday to the Florida Public Service Commission. Both were named by Gov. Charlie Crist to the panel that regulates utilities to replace Commissioners Katrina McMurrian and Matthew Carter, saying he wanted to "clean house" at the embattled agency. The commission is scheduled to vote next week on rate increase requests by Florida Power & Light and Progress Energy. Also Tuesday, the PSC said it was looking into allegations made by three "concerned and fearful current employees'' that Florida Power & Light's parent company took an estimated $1 billion in tax credits and didn't pass the savings on to customers.

Two new members join PSC board 01/05/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 7:48pm]
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