Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:13 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House approved a bill that would remove the state's Office of Energy from the agency run by the only statewide elected Democrat and move it to an agency controlled by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The House voted 76-40 Thursday for the bill to move the Office of Energy from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to the Department of Environmental Protection. Democrats said Republicans are pursuing a politically-motivated power grab, while Republicans said it is simply a good policy decision.