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TECO deal includes rate freeze, solar expansion

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Tampa Electric Company has asked state regulators to approve a proposed agreement that would largely freeze base rates though 2021 and help lead to an expansion of solar energy.

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Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio call for military help in Puerto Rico

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Florida’s U.S. senators are calling for the “cavalry” – in the form of the U.S. military – to help in Puerto Rico, which was hammered last week by Hurricane Maria.

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Ex-senators pitch voting rights amendment

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Former state Senate Democratic leaders Arthenia Joyner and Chris Smith have filed a measure with the Constitution Revision Commission that would restore voting rights to felons who have served their time and completed any other post-prison requirements.

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Nursing home generator requirements challenged

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Pointing to “impossible” timeframes, an industry group has filed a legal challenge to new requirements by Gov. Rick Scott‘s administration that nursing homes and assisted-living facilities quickly install generators to power air-conditioning systems.

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Nursing homes look for answers on generator costs

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With time running out to comply with what could be a $240 million generator mandate handed down by Gov. Rick Scott, nursing-home administrators and long-term care lobbyists left a Tuesday meeting without an indication of what, if anything the state will do to help offset the costs.

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Floridians worry about nursing home costs

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Nearly three-fourths of Floridians are concerned about the costs of nursing-home care, with the worries highest among women. according to results of the annual USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey released Tuesday by the University of South Florida.

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Deadlines likely pushed back for ballot proposals

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Following the disruption of Hurricane Irma, a panel on Monday recommended that the Florida Constitution Revision Commission give residents more time to file proposed constitutional amendments.

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