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  • Reform PSC, restore consumers' confidence: Editorial

    Reform PSC, restore consumers' confidence: Editorial
    Florida's major power companies have become political powers. It's time to rein them in, and the Legislature can make a start in 2015. State Sen. John Legg, R-Trinity, and Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, have introduced a measure to reform the way...
  • Legislature can begin to fix PSC

    Legislature can begin to fix PSC
    Florida's major power companies have become political powers. It's time to rein them in, and the Legislature can make a start in 2015. Sen. John Legg, R-Trinity, and Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, have introduced a measure to reform the way the...
  • Lawmakers eye Fla. utilities' ties to regulators

    Lawmakers eye Fla. utilities' ties to regulators
    TALLAHASSEE — A group of Pinellas County lawmakers Thursday backed a wide-ranging bill intended to end the appearance of cozy relationships between state utility regulators and power companies. The bill (SB 288), filed by Sen. Jack Latvala, R-...
  • Pair of lawmakers want to make life easier for utility customers

    Pair of lawmakers want to make life easier for utility customers
    Big utilities such as Duke Energy and Florida Power & Light and the people who regulate them would be held to new standards under a bill filed by two Republican lawmakers. Sen. Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) and Rep. Kathleen Peters (R- South Pasadena)...
  • Beer 'growler' bill is back before Legislature

    Beer 'growler' bill is back before Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE — The beer "growler" bill is back on tap for Florida lawmakers. Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, introduced legislation Tuesday for the 2015 session that would end the state's prohibition on 64-ounce beer containers known as "growlers....
  • Sachs defeats Bogdanoff in tight race

    Sachs defeats Bogdanoff in tight race
    Maria Sachs has done it again. In what has been the most closely watched Florida Senate race for two election cycles, state Sen. Sachs has defeated Ellyn Bogdanoff. Two years ago, Sachs faced fellow state Sen. Bogdanoff in an election as the two...
  • Re-elect Maria Sachs to Florida Senate

    Re-elect Maria Sachs to Florida Senate
    Florida's Senate District 34 race is a rematch that has taken on epic proportions that stretch far beyond its Broward-Palm Beach political boundaries. If district voters send a Republican to Tallahassee, the Senate could have a "supermajority" capable...
  • Ellyn Bogdanoff talks about rematch with Maria Sachs

    Ellyn Bogdanoff talks about rematch with Maria Sachs
    Former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, is battling in perhaps the highest-profile legislative race of the year as she seeks to unseat Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach. The Senate District 34 campaign is a rematch of a 2012 race won by...
  • Maria Sachs talks about race with Ellyn Bogdandoff

    Maria Sachs talks about race with Ellyn Bogdandoff
    State Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, is locked in a bruising battle for re-election with former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale. The two served together in the Senate from 2010 to 2012. But in 2012, a new redistricting plan locked them...
  • Sachs-Bogdanoff race is key to GOP supermajority

    Sachs-Bogdanoff race is key to GOP supermajority
    There's the governor's race, and then there's the battle for state Senate district 34. The seat, which straddles the eastern portions of Broward and Palm Beach counties, is that important. If Ellyn Bogdanoff wins the rematch of her unsuccessful 2012...
  • For Palm Beach County Commission: Abrams, McKinlay

    For Palm Beach County Commission: Abrams, McKinlay
    Palm Beach County CommissionDistrict 4 Andrew O'Brien can make a case that he should replace Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams, but he can't make a persuasive case. Abrams, a lawyer, has served since 2009, when then-Gov. Charlie Crist...