rate increases

The Florida Public Service Commission is standing by its decision to deny part of a rate increase request for a panhandle power company. Gulf Power, based in Pensacola, appealed the commission’s earlier decision in February to reject the rate hikes saying Commissioners were confused about the request.

Twenty-five Florida lawmakers are supporting a move by the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Co., to reduce its size. But  it’s turned into something of a North versus South battle.