Susan Salisbury

A native of West Palm Beach, Susan Salisbury has been a newspaper reporter in Palm Beach County for many years. She is a University of Florida graduate and covers consumer issues, agriculture, international trade, utilities and other business news.

Latest from Susan Salisbury

Publix launches low-price prescription drug program
 Publix Pharmacy has launched a new low-price prescription drug program offering a 90-day supply some of the most commonly prescribed medications for $7.50. The program includes 29 medications with a total of 85 dosage options. “Our founder, George Jenkins, taught us to take care of people and our communities, and making needed medications...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Publix Pharmacy has launched a new low-price prescription drug program offering a 90-day supply some of the most commonly prescribed medications for $7.50. The program includes 29 medications with a total of 85 dosage options. “Our founder, George Jenkins, taught us to take care of people and our communities, and making needed medications...
FPL customers tell regulators they oppose new Dania Beach power plant
 Since 2005, Florida Power & Light Co. has built nine natural-gas fired plants. Wednesday, four residents of Dania Beach traveled to Tallahassee to tell regulators they don’t want a new plant in their city. Before Juno Beach-based FPL can build an $888 million natural gas-fired plant to replace an older facility that burns natural gas...

Posted: a day ago

Since 2005, Florida Power & Light Co. has built nine natural-gas fired plants. Wednesday, four residents of Dania Beach traveled to Tallahassee to tell regulators they don’t want a new plant in their city. Before Juno Beach-based FPL can build an $888 million natural gas-fired plant to replace an older facility that burns natural gas...
FPL: Customers won’t pay surcharge for Irma costs due to tax reform
 Thanks to federal tax savings for Florida Power & Light, its customers will not face increased rates for Hurricane Irma-related restoration costs, company officials said Tuesday. Instead of charging customers a storm surcharge, FPL will apply the savings resulting from the new federal tax law toward the $1.3 billion restoration cost of the...

Posted: 2 days ago

Thanks to federal tax savings for Florida Power & Light, its customers will not face increased rates for Hurricane Irma-related restoration costs, company officials said Tuesday. Instead of charging customers a storm surcharge, FPL will apply the savings resulting from the new federal tax law toward the $1.3 billion restoration cost of the...
Palm Beach Co. gas average up 4 cents; higher oil prices blamed
 As oil prices continue to rise, Palm Beach County’s average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose to $2.61 Tuesday, up 4 cents from a week ago. The national average stood at $2.53 Tuesday, up 4 cents from last week, while Florida’s average rose 5 cents to $2.49, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. Expect to see more increases...

Posted: 2 days ago

As oil prices continue to rise, Palm Beach County’s average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose to $2.61 Tuesday, up 4 cents from a week ago. The national average stood at $2.53 Tuesday, up 4 cents from last week, while Florida’s average rose 5 cents to $2.49, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. Expect to see more increases...
Florida’s onshore oil drilling industry began 75 years ago
 Offshore oil drilling is off the table for Florida for now, but many people might not know that the Sunshine State has produced oil from wells in Southwest Florida and the Panhandle for decades. That too has been controversial and the subject of lawsuits as environmental groups have fought against the ongoing drilling for oil and natural...

Posted: 4 days ago

Offshore oil drilling is off the table for Florida for now, but many people might not know that the Sunshine State has produced oil from wells in Southwest Florida and the Panhandle for decades. That too has been controversial and the subject of lawsuits as environmental groups have fought against the ongoing drilling for oil and natural...
Beautiful day for train ride: The curious come out to take Brightline
 Brightline’s second day of operation Sunday attracted lots of families, singles and others looking for an outing on the chilly, windy day that was too cold for the beach. A steady stream of people entered the station at 260 Quadrille Plaza Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, hoping to buy a tickets at $10 apiece one way to Fort Lauderdale...

Posted: 4 days ago

Brightline’s second day of operation Sunday attracted lots of families, singles and others looking for an outing on the chilly, windy day that was too cold for the beach. A steady stream of people entered the station at 260 Quadrille Plaza Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, hoping to buy a tickets at $10 apiece one way to Fort Lauderdale...
New tax law could mean lower FPL rates
 Across the country, electric utilities in Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon and Washington, D.C., and elsewhere have announced they will pass on their corporate income tax savings to customers in the form of lower rates. Florida’s investor-owned utilities, including Juno Beach-based Florida Power & Light Co., have not made any rate-cutting...

Posted: 8 days ago

Across the country, electric utilities in Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon and Washington, D.C., and elsewhere have announced they will pass on their corporate income tax savings to customers in the form of lower rates. Florida’s investor-owned utilities, including Juno Beach-based Florida Power & Light Co., have not made any rate-cutting...
FPL underground power cost change approved
 A change in how the cost of conversion from overhead to underground power lines is calculated will save Palm Beach, Palm Beach Shores and four other municipalities an estimated $14 million. Tuesday the Florida Public Service Commission approved a new formula for calculating the cost as requested by Florida Power & Light Co. WHAT ARE THE PROS...

Posted: 9 days ago

A change in how the cost of conversion from overhead to underground power lines is calculated will save Palm Beach, Palm Beach Shores and four other municipalities an estimated $14 million. Tuesday the Florida Public Service Commission approved a new formula for calculating the cost as requested by Florida Power & Light Co. WHAT ARE THE PROS...
Coalition seeks amendment to let Floridians choose electricity source
 Florida Energy Freedom, a coalition pushing to deregulate Florida’s electricity market, wants Floridians to have the right to choose their retail electricity provider, and says such a change could save consumers up to $5 billion a year. The coalition led by Rich Blaser, founder of Gainesville-based Florida Energy Freedom, is seizing...

Posted: 9 days ago

Florida Energy Freedom, a coalition pushing to deregulate Florida’s electricity market, wants Floridians to have the right to choose their retail electricity provider, and says such a change could save consumers up to $5 billion a year. The coalition led by Rich Blaser, founder of Gainesville-based Florida Energy Freedom, is seizing...
FPL workers depart from PBI for Puerto Rico
 Florida Power & Light Co. lineworkers and support staff departed from Palm Beach International Airport Monday for Puerto Rico to help restore power to areas impacted by Hurricane Maria’s landfall. Hundreds of thousands of people remain without electric service nearly four months after the destructive storm devastated the island. FPL...

Posted: 9 days ago

Florida Power & Light Co. lineworkers and support staff departed from Palm Beach International Airport Monday for Puerto Rico to help restore power to areas impacted by Hurricane Maria’s landfall. Hundreds of thousands of people remain without electric service nearly four months after the destructive storm devastated the island. FPL...
Gas prices stable, but could decrease in late January
 Gasoline prices are holding steady, with the national average frozen at $2.49 for 10 straight days, but prices could drop 5 to 15 cents in the next six weeks. Prices are high for this time of year. A year ago, the national average for regular gasoline was $2.36. Palm Beach County’s average for a gallon of regular stood at $2.56 Monday...

Posted: 10 days ago

Gasoline prices are holding steady, with the national average frozen at $2.49 for 10 straight days, but prices could drop 5 to 15 cents in the next six weeks. Prices are high for this time of year. A year ago, the national average for regular gasoline was $2.36. Palm Beach County’s average for a gallon of regular stood at $2.56 Monday...