Brisé, Graham to return to Public Service Commission

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Gov. Rick Scott on Friday reappointed sitting commissioners Ronald A. Brisé and Art Graham to the Florida Public Service Commission, the state’s utility regulating board, reports James Rosica of the Tampa Tribune.

Brisé, 39, is the commission’s current chair. Graham, 49, previously served as a Jacksonville city councilman.

Both were reappointed to terms ending in January 2018. The appointments must be confirmed by the Florida Senate. The position pays around $130,000 a year.

The two men beat out four other finalists, including former state Rep. Kenneth W. Littlefield, a Wesley Chapel Republican who once chaired the Utilities & Telecommunications committee and served briefly on the commission in 2006-07.

The Public Service Commission regulates the state’s biggest investor-owned electric utilities, including Tampa Electric Co., as well as natural gas and water and sewer utilities, and reviews and approves proposed rate increases.

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