Articles in Category: 'Eduardo Balbis'

By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: February 5, 2011 3:55 AM

It was no tempest in a teapot this week when a Pensacola judge stirred the national debate about the federal health care law by ruling that it was not only unconstitutional to require people to buy insurance, but that the entire health care law violates the nation’s founding document.

 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: February 4, 2011 3:55 AM

Four sitting Florida Public Service commissioners whose nominations were pulled back this week by Gov. Rick Scott can continue to serve through the legislative session and beyond, as can 164 other appointments that were withdrawn.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 15, 2010 4:05 AM

The Florida Public Service Commission Tuesday reached a settlement with Florida Power & Light Co. that will allow the electric company to charge its ratepayers more -- though not as much as the company originally had sought. The increase will bring in an additional $75.5 million, but FPL's base rates will be frozen for the next two years.

 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: December 4, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Campaigning for governor, Rick Scott wasn’t particularly courteous when talking about President Barack Obama, whose policies he slammed on the campaign trail. But somehow the incoming governor was surprised this week to be left waiting for a courtesy call from Obama that never came: a heads-up about a ban on new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 1, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Nathan Skop has 31 days left in his term as a Florida public service commissioner, but he is not exactly going quietly.
 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: November 16, 2010 4:05 AM

The two most recently-named Public Service commissioners are yet to make a regulatory ruling, but with a new governor taking office in January, they could have short terms.

 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: September 23, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Florida Public Service Commission Chairwoman Nancy Argenziano said she was “disappointed” by Gov. Charlie Crist’s method of replacing her and Commissioner Nathan Skop on the panel next year with Tampa lawyer Julie Brown and West Palm Beach city official Eduardo Balbis – though not with the actual choices themselves.
 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: September 22, 2010 4:05 AM
Despite lawmakers’ rejection of two earlier Public Service Commission nominees for lacking experience in the field, on Tuesday Gov. Charlie Crist continued a move to put outsiders on the panel, appointing West Palm Beach city official Eduardo Balbis and former city of Tampa attorney Julie Brown to the commission.
 
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