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Customers of Florida's two largest power companies will have paid $772 million by the end of 2011 to produce more nuclear power - before any concrete has been poured. The money has been plowed into planning the expansions. Florida Power & Light has...
As federal regulators continue to look for lessons from Japan's nuclear disaster, critics are pleading for changes in three key nuclear emergency areas. It matters to Floridians because the state has five reactors, four of which are slated to expand,...
South Florida Sun-SentinelNuclear power critics and federal lawmakers raised questions about the nation's power supply, including Florida's five nuclear reactors and proposals to build four new ones, in light of the crisis in Japan. Florida Power & Light, the state's largest...
Beth KassabThe Florida Chamber of Commerce boasts that it spent $5.5 million last year to help elect 80 out of the 84 mostly Republican candidates it endorsed, including Gov. Rick Scott, all three Cabinet members and 76 lawmakers. What does the business community's...
In exchange for a modest $1.4 million investment by the state, at least 418 jobs came out of a program that aims to help young Florida companies grow. That's only about $3,400 per job – or less than the cost of a weeklong Disney cruise to the...
If you are a Progress Energy customer, come December you will have paid more than $150 over the past two years toward two new nuclear reactors that may never get built. And the price is set to blast off from there. By 2020, Progress Energy projects it...
We're still more than a year out from next year's race for governor and other key down ballot races — such as that of House Speaker-designate Dean Cannon of Winter Park — but the region's deep corporate pockets are already putting their...
You had lots to say on the issues I wrote about last week. Here's a look inside the mailbag. Dear Beth, If my house sells because of your article, I will send you a nice bottle of my favorite red wine. We still come down from time to time, but it was...
The fate of Florida's Blood Centers President and CEO Anne Chinoda could be decided this week when the center's board of directors is scheduled to meet to potentially discuss a separation package for her. It's clear Chinoda's exit is one step that...
Progress Energy agreed this week to freeze customers' base rates for three years, just months after losing a battle to increase bills by a record amount. The decision by Central Florida's largest investor-owned electric provider signals the company's...
If anyone knows how to get a message across loud and clear, it's Nancy Argenziano. She once famously sent a gift-wrapped package of cow manure to a lobbyist she was at odds with as a state legislator. Now, she is a member of the state Public Service...
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