Sometimes proposed solutions merely compound problems. If you need to crack a nut, you don’t use a sledgehammer. If you want to make things better for Austin Energy customers, you don’t deregulate the utility.

Yet that’s what John Colyandro and Tom Aldred of the Texas Conservative Coalition would have us do.

In a recent American-Statesman column, the group used Austinites’ frustration with the pending electricity rate hike to promote an even more costly scheme — deregulation.

Read the full article at the Austin American-Statesman.