AIF: “Ruling Against Deregulation of Florida’s Utility Industry is in Best Interest of Florida Consumers & Businesses”

Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Proposed Amendment to Deregulate Florida’s Utility System

January 9, 2020

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today issued the following statement attributable to its President and CEO Tom Feeney regarding the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling on the proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution, titled “Right To Competitive Energy Market For Customers Of Investor Owned Utilities; Allowing Energy Choice.”

“AIF applauds the Florida Supreme Court for recognizing the proposed ballot initiative that sought to deregulate Florida’s utility industry did not meet the required criteria to be placed on the ballot. 

“Florida’s residential, business and industrial electricity users already pay lower rates than the national average and lower than states with deregulated electricity. 

“Thanks to today’s ruling, Florida’s consumers and businesses can continue to rely on our electricity system that helps drive Florida’s economy.”

Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.

For more information on AIF, please visit AIF.com and follow @VoiceofFLBiz

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