October 2, 2023
Last week, Governor Greg Abbott announced that legislators would be called back to Austin on October 9, 2023 at 1pm for a third special session. While he didn’t announce the subject, it is no secret that vouchers for private schools will be at least...
June 27, 2023
Today, the Sierra Club called on Governor Greg Abbott to add to a special session urgently needed solutions to help Texans through extreme temperatures and the grid crisis.
June 20, 2023
Amidst soaring temperatures and electricity prices, environmental groups decry move as harmful to electric grid and environment.
May 31, 2023
The 88th Texas Legislative Session had too many twists and turns to believe, as bills that were dead and dusted came back, and legislators went to the wire.
Under Impeachment Shadow, Amendment to Bring Water Infrastructure to Rio Grande Valley Targeted for Removal
May 28, 2023
SB 28 with Ramos amendment would have opened much needed funds to deal with flooding; Lt. Governor Patrick, Sen. Charles Perry remove it.
Lege Update: Utilities Extinguish Energy Savings Bill, Paving the Way to Higher Costs for Texas Families
May 22, 2023
As the deadline to get Senate bills out of House committees approached Friday night, the fate of a historic energy efficiency bill became clear.
May 18, 2023
On Thursday, after approving massive taxpayer-backed subsidies for new gas power plants that could increase electric bills, the Texas House State Affairs Committee heard a trio of Senate bills aimed at reducing electricity bills for Texas families.
May 15, 2023
We’re in the painful sometimes exhilarating (but mostly painful) final days of the Texas legislative session. Deal making, backstabbing, deceit, and arm twisting are all in vogue.
May 6, 2023
With less than a week before thousands of House bills officially die because they failed to get out of House committees in time, many lawmakers are in full “Let’s Make A Deal” mode. And the results are not good for the environment.
May 2, 2023
18-13 bipartisan vote increases energy savings goals for utilities for first time since 2011, addresses rising utility bills of Texas families.