Rep. Jim Keffer, a Granbury Republican, is doing his best to keep the Texas Railroad Commission from enforcing new rules that would punish cities for fighting rate hikes proposed by natural gas utilities. Limiting discovery is part of the rule, but the most insidious aspect is that it singles out communities that care enough to fight rate hikes on behalf of local businesses and residents.
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Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.