CenterPoint notified state regulators and cities across the area, including Longview, Kilgore and Marshall, of plans to raise base rates by almost 9 percent by May 30. If approved, it would amount to a more than 33 percent increase in CenterPoint residential gas rates since 2014.
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Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.