Florida Power and Light investigation continues; Beaches Go Green; "Art in Public Places" program; local sports
A new investigation shows Gov. Ron DeSantis paved the way for Florida Power & Light Co. to raise electricity rates in the state by $5 billion dollars — the largest rate hike the state has ever approved.
No other elected official in Florida has done more to help FPL land its $5 billion rate increase than DeSantis, who is now running for reelection. Campaign finance records show he has raised more than $3 million from FPL and a network of big-business front groups and dark-money nonprofits that the company helps to fund.
Beaches Go Green
Beaches Go Green is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. The group focuses on environmental education with an emphasis on plastic pollution and how it affects our health and the environment. As they’ve branched out across the community, they’ve started working in schools to teach students about their mission.
“Art in Public Places” program
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and its Art in Public Places program is announcing a Call for Artists for Jacksonville’s neighborhoods. They seek local, regional and national artists to create compelling public art all around town.
WJCT Sports Analyst Josh Torres joined us with a recap of the Jaguars’ first game of the season and what that loss means for the rest of the season.
Guest: Josh Torres, WJCT sports analyst.