The Gainesville Sun

“It’s curious that a Republican governor is suddenly intent on taking over… Could it perhaps, possibly, conceivably have something to do with Fried being the first Democrat in a dozen years to be elected to a Cabinet-level position — and to try to make the most of it?”

South Florida Sun Sentinel

“It ain’t broke…[Moving it] doesn’t benefit the public.”

The Miami Herald

“If you want your own energy office, Governor, show us a vision.”

The Palm Beach Post

“It’s not hard to ascribe political motives for DeSantis’ effort to grab the Office of Energy.”