The large utilities regulated by Florida’s Public Service Commission have a high degree of influence on the Governor and the legislature through political contributions and lobbying and have used that influence to pursue favorable regulatory decisions. The result is an agency that has been “captured” by the industries it regulates, often leading to decisions that are not in the best economic interest of Florida’s families and businesses.
This research report examines the structure of the PSC and controversial ratemaking decisions. It also proposes policy reform options to ensure fair ratemaking that would allow the PSC to better serve the people of Florida.
What: Press conference to release research report and findings.
Who: Ben Wilcox, Research Director, Alan Stonecipher, Researcher, and Brad Ashwell, Researcher
Where: The Florida Press Center, 336 East College Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
When: 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 2nd, 2017