Utilities

As homebound evacuees clog interstates, Gov. Rick Scott says food, water and fuel are also heading to South Florida.

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Every county in Southwest Florida has logged at least one violation according to a new report on the nation’s tap water. Some had as many as six.

Governor Rick Scott says the City of Tallahassee needs more help in restoring power to the more than 20,000 customers still in the dark. It’s been four days since Hurricane caused most of Leon County and the Big Bend to go dark. Local officials have been criticized for not accepting all the offers of assistance that they could have. Scott told reporters Monday evening more help is on the way.

Florida's two largest utility companies are facing what could become a class action lawsuit challenging around $2 billion their customers have paid toward nuclear projects. 

Florida lawmakers approved the Nuclear Cost Recovery Act in 2006, allowing higher rates to cover the construction of nuclear plants. 

Legislation is heading to the House floor that would give Florida utilities a break from construction costs. Critics claim it could end up costing taxpayers more.

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