By R.A. DYER, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5/28/07
AUSTIN — Legislation that would have provided additional protections for low-income electricity customers and given regulators more tools in combating market power abuses by big power companies may have been killed for good Sunday, having fallen victim to a technical objection in the Texas House.
From staff reports, The Dallas Morning News, 5/28/07
AUSTIN — The bill designed to prevent TXU market manipulation and give customers a rate break is dead. Senate Bill 482, which lawmakers in both chambers had worked to forge since February, was killed on a technicality one day before adjournment.
By Claudia Grisales, Austin AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF, 5/28/07
Legislation that would set some new limits on electric rates and energy providers hung by a thread at the Capitol on Sunday, as lawmakers worked to override a political objection that threatened to kill the measure.
By EMILY RAMSHAW and CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News, 5/27/07
AUSTIN — The bill designed to prevent TXU manipulation and give customers a rate break was left dangling by a thread Saturday, after House lawmakers spent the day alternately shutting it down and bringing it back to life.
By R.A. DYER, Fort Worth Star-Telegram staff writer, 5/27/07
AUSTIN — Legislation that would have provided additional protections for low-income electric customers and given regulators more tools to combat market power abuses by big power companies was in jeopardy Saturday, with the bill’s sponsor at one point declaring it dead.