Art Graham is Chair of the Florida Public Service Commission.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What's a typical day like for the Chair of the Florida Public Service Commission?
Chair Graham: My typical day starts off in the gym. I've got to get myself in the right frame of mind. Get my head together and get ready for the day. Then, I go through my news clips.
I read through the news clips and see what issues are getting attention. Sometimes that sets the priorities for what happens that day.
After that, like every Commissioner, I start digging into docket files. I start reading staff recommendations for cases that will come before the Commission in the next meeting, or the testimony of cases that are coming up, and look for any orders coming out from cases we've decided to make sure the order reflects our intent.
Reading is by far the biggest part of the job. The public sees us in the Commission's meetings, but that's a tiny part of a Commissioner's work. Day after day, we have to absorb an awful lot of information to be ready to make the decisions in those meetings.