One-Way Ratemaking Harms Consumers

One-Way Ratemaking Harms Consumers

What if our taxes went up every time a single state agency reported increased expenditures? Texas Department of Transportation needs more money? Hike taxes! The state expands a few prisons? Hike taxes! Of course Texans wouldn’t stand for such a knee-jerk budgetary...
Split Decision for Consumers on Utility Stranded Costs

Split Decision for Consumers on Utility Stranded Costs

In a split decision for consumers, the state’s Third Court of Appeals this month has ruled that certain utility interest payments should not be used to increase the calculation of stranded costs in Texas, but also that certain federal tax benefits for utilities should...