LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Your Florida Power and Light bill will be going up if you live in unincorporated Lee County.
Moments ago, commissioners voted to hike the FPL franchise fee by 1.5 percent. That means, if your monthly bill is $120, it will go up by about $2 a month, starting in October.
The higher fees will raise about $4 million a year for Lee County.
Commissioners say the extra cash, plus budget cuts, will allow them to keep the property tax rate where it is now, instead of raising it.