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...]

Local lawmakers want to overhaul Public Service Commission

The Public Service Commission could be looking at a major overhaul, thanks to the efforts of two local lawmakers. State Sen. John Legg and state Rep. Chris Sprowls say they have introduced legislation that will make PSC commissioners "more reflective of the people they are supposed to serve." "The Public Service Commission should service the public good," said Sprowls, a Republican out of … [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...]