Florida Economic Development Council Opposes the “Energy Choice” Amendment
The Florida Economic Development Council (the “Council”) is a not-for-profit corporation whose more than 500 members engage business and government leaders in key economic development initiatives that improve local communities and elevate Florida’s global competitiveness.
The Chamber and the Council generally oppose amending the Florida Constitution to achieve policy goals that can be accomplished through the legislative process, as is the case with the proposed Ballot Initiative. They also support all types of energy production, and oppose government policies that could increase the cost of doing business in Florida, including those that would require businesses to absorb higher energy costs. Thus, the Chamber and the Council have a vested interest in this Initiative because, if adopted, it could cost billions of dollars, substantially increase the cost of energy, make Florida less competitive, and lower tax revenues for local governments. Accordingly, they submit this brief opposing the Initiative.
Read their full legal brief filed with the Florida Supreme Court here.