Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility NEW REPORT: Crist Blasts DeSantis For Being in Pocket of Big Utilities, Allowing Them To Raise Rates on Working Floridians - Charlie Crist for Governor

NEW REPORT: Crist Blasts DeSantis For Being in Pocket of Big Utilities, Allowing Them To Raise Rates on Working Floridians

“Florida’s first-term governor did more than any other elected official to help the state’s biggest power company raise rates on customers by nearly $5 billion over the next four years.”

ST. PETERSBURG — Charlie Crist, candidate for governor of Florida, slammed Ron DeSantis as a new report reveals that under Governor DeSantis Florida Power & Light secured the largest rate-increase in the history of Florida — even as DeSantis furthers his presidential ambitions by picking fights with other governors about energy policy.

Jason Garcia’s reporting details the steps DeSantis took to pave the way for FP&L – which ranks among one of the governor’s top donors with over $3 million in campaign contributions – to run amok in Tallahassee and effectively cripple any governing authority the Office of Public Counsel had in protecting Floridians from rate increases. 

“Ron DeSantis’s presidential hopes rest on an energy policy that puts the burden squarely on the backs of Florida families,” said Charlie Crist. “We have seen record electric rate increases because FPL has DeSantis in their pocket. While his campaign rakes in contributions, Floridians see their monthly bills go through the roof.”    

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