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Lisa Edgar steps down from state parks post

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Lisa Edgar has resigned as director of the Florida Park Service after less than two months on the job, citing “an immediate family emergency.” Edgar notified Gary Clark, the Department of Environmental Protection’s deputy secretary for land and recreation, in an emailed note Thursday. “Gary. Thank you for the opportunity to work for you and the Florida Park Service. It has been an honor. Unfortunately, an immediate family emergency requires my full attention. As such, I regretfully must resign at this time,” Edgar wrote. “I…

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Personnel note: Lisa Edgar named state parks director

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Lisa Edgar has helped regulate the state’s investor-owned utilities. Now, she’s going to oversee its parks. Edgar was named Director of the Florida Park Service, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Tuesday in a press release. She’ll start next month. “From my time at DEP and as a frequent visitor of our state parks, I’ve seen first-hand the high caliber of the Florida Park Service team,” she said in a statement. “I look forward to working with this team to continue to achieve…

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Jeffrey Bragg, 7 others make cut for PSC opening

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A state panel on Thursday picked eight applicants—including unsuccessful Insurance Commissioner contender Jeffrey S. Bragg—to be interviewed for a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC). The Public Service Commission Nominating Council will hold interviews Aug. 17, with the goal of selecting three finalists for Gov. Rick Scott‘s consideration. One person tapped by the council is Scott’s deputy policy coordinator. The PSC regulates and sets rates for the state’s investor-owned utilities. Here are the eight to be interviewed, with background from their applications: John R. Coleman: The…

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Rick Scott budget official and others vying for PSC opening

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Those vying for an open seat on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) range from seemingly unqualified to having decades of regulatory experience. One of the contenders is Gov. Rick Scott‘s current deputy policy coordinator. Another comes recommended by a current state senator and a former University of Florida president. The state’s Office of Legislative Services on Thursday released copies of applications for the position on the board, which regulates and sets rates for the state’s investor-owned utilities. Eleven people applied, including Jeffrey S. Bragg, who most…

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Lisa Edgar will not seek 4th term on Public Service Commission

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Three terms is enough, Lisa Edgar said Tuesday. Edgar announced that she’s not seeking a fourth term on the Florida Public Service Commission, which regulates the state’s investor-owned utilities. She was paid $131,000 a year. The deadline to apply for her seat on the commission was 5 p.m. Tuesday. “For the past twelve years, I’ve been honored and humbled to work on complex regulatory issues, finding ways to accomplish what’s best for the public good,” she said in a statement. “I look forward to applying…

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