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PSC chairwoman says she is ‘fully committed’ to providing residents opportunities to participate in water rate discussions

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The chairwoman of the Public Service Commission said she is “fully committed” to providing Summertree residents the chance to continue to participate in discussions about rate discussions. In a letter to Senate Majority Wilton Simpson and House Speaker Richard Corcoran on Friday, PSC Chairwoman Julie Brown said she appreciated lawmakers raising constituent concerns about whether they would have a chance to speak during upcoming proceedings about rates. The letter comes just one day after the two Pasco County lawmakers sent…

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Wilton Simspon, Richard Corcoran tell PSC it is of ‘utmost importance’ residents get to express concerns during proceedings

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Senate Majority Leader Wilton Simpson is putting the state’s Public Service Commission on notice. In a letter Thursday, Simpson and House Speaker Richard Corcoran scolded PSC Chairwoman Julie Brown over reports that the commission is considering barring members of the Summertree community from testifying at an upcoming proceeding. “For several years, we have voiced our serious concerns about the high prices being charged and the quality of water being received by these citizens,” the two men wrote in the letter.…

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Florida reporters honored with seven National Headliner Awards

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Florida media was well represented this week at the 81st National Headliner Awards, including top awards for reporters John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times and Julie Brown of the Miami Herald. The Press Club of Atlantic City launched the National Headliner Awards in 1934, an annual recognition of the best work in American journalism. Winning both Best of Show and first place for local news beat coverage or continuing story was Brown’s “Cruel and Usual,” a Herald series of investigative reports…

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Jimmy Patronis, Julie Brown slide through committee stop toward PSC confirmation

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Former state Rep. Jimmy Patronis wants senators to know he can serve on the Florida Public Service Commission and still help run his restaurant in Panama City Beach. And PSC Commissioner Julie Brown wants you to know that she didn’t vote last fall for gutting utility energy conservation goals. Both commissioners are going through Senate confirmation for their commission seats, which pay $130,036 per year. During confirmation before the Senate energy committee, a representative of the Southern Alliance for Clean energy criticized the PSC…

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