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Richard Corcoran, Wilton Simpson oppose water rate hike

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Two legislative leaders are asking the state’s utility regulators to “follow the law” and deny a request by a water utility serving parts of Marion, Pasco and Seminole counties to increase its rates. State Rep. Richard Corcoran, the Land O’ Lakes Republican slated to become House Speaker after the 2016 elections, and Sen. Wilton Simpson, the Trilby Republican who chairs the Community Affairs Committee, wrote a letter to the state’s Public Service Commission on Thursday. Illinois-based Utilities Inc. had filed a…

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