Murphy offers own repeal of nuclear cost recovery

Just weeks after one Democrat in Tallahassee put forward an idea to eliminate certain surcharges utilities can levy for projects like failed nuclear power plants, a Pasco County representative has come up with one of her own. State Rep. Amanda Murphy, D-New Port Richey, has joined forces with Clearwater Republican Chris Latvala filing H.B. 67 to repeal what is known as the nuclear cost recovery … [Read more...]

Democrat first to try eliminating nuclear cost recovery this session

A Tallahassee lawmaker is taking on one major campaign issue from the state's mid-term elections right away, proposing a bill that would eliminate the ability of utility companies like Duke Energy Corp. to collect money for its failed nuclear plant projects. State Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Tallahassee, filed H.B. 4001 last Friday. If passed, it would repeal the nuclear cost recovery … [Read more...]

Pasco County under freeze watch Tuesday night

Temperatures are expected to hit freezing levels overnight for parts of Pasco County, prompting the National Weather Service to warn residents to take the appropriate precautions. It is the first freeze of 2014, and will affect not only inland Pasco, but significant portions of Levy and Citrus counties, according to an alert by the weather service. Those places could see a hard freeze with … [Read more...]

Severe thunderstorm warning, tornado watch for Pasco

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Central Florida, including Pasco County, until 2:30 p.m. Meteorologists in the Ruskin office detected a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, according to the alert. The storms were located along a line extending from 14 miles northwest of Crystal River, to 35 miles … [Read more...]