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Mitch Perry Report for 11.15.16 — The non-voters speak out

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Mike Evans is feeling the heat today — and so is his employer, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Evans decision to sit during the playing of the national anthem before Sunday’s game at Raymond James Stadium versus the Chicago Bears to protest the election of Donald Trump as president is predictably receiving negative reviews in Tampa — the home of MacDill Air Force Base — and the country. Among those critics is Clearwater Republican Sen. Jack Latvala, who says he’s “tired of it.” Since this…

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PSC approves FPL’s request to charge customers $34 million in nuclear costs next year

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The Florida Public Service Commission on Monday granted Florida Power & Light Co.’s request to charge its customer base $34.2 million in nuclear power plant projects for 2016. Public utilities can charge their customers in advance of building nuclear power plants thanks to a state law passed in 1996 — but nuclear cost recovery remains extremely controversial in Florida. “Despite overwhelming arguments to the contrary, the Commission again gave FPL what they want at the expense of Florida’s businesses and families for increasingly speculative nuclear reactors…

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