March 27, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 8/22/2014

"What a bunch of greedy, profit-starved jerks."

-- Jim Wright, of St. Petersburg, who says he is struggling to pay his Duke Energy bill with what he believes are the increased days added to his billing cycle

Urging Duke to act as a "good corporate citizen," Pinellas County's most powerful state lawmaker called on the utility Thursday to abandon the idea of charging customers higher rates while it revamps its meter reading process.

Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, said angry Duke customers contacted his office over the last couple of days, asking for someone to reel in a utility they see as incessantly taking advantage of ratepayers.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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