‘It’s wrong’: Charlie Crist blasts Gov. DeSantis, PSC for punting on utility rate hikes until after the election

Citing impacts from Hurricane Ian, the Public Service Commission (PSC) has rescheduled hearings on utility rate hikes until after the Nov. 8 election. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist says the delay is a politically motivated “charade” meant to help Gov. Ron DeSantis hold on to power.

The PSC announced plans this week to move the hearings from Nov. 1-3 to Nov. 17-18 because of the storm, which slammed into Southwest Florida on Sept. 28, knocking out power for more than 2.6 million Floridians and killing more than 100 people.

Two weeks later, less than 1% of customers who lost power remain

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