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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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Nancy Argenziano comes to Tiger Bay

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Not so long ago stock analysts praised the “reliable” regulatory climate for Florida’s big power companies – that is to say consistently pro-industry. There is a new sheriff in town, though. Chairman Nancy Argenziano took charge at the start of 2010 along with several like-minded commissioners appointed by Governor Charlie Crist. They just said no this January to the customary generous rate increase requests from Progress Energy and Florida Power and Light. The howls of protest from executives of the…

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