Editor’s note: Here is a perspective on the electric rate hike issue pending before the Austin City Council from a graduate student at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. The LBJ school is a co-sponsor of a mayoral debate with KXAN on Monday.
In 1995, Newt Gingrich was the first Republican speaker of the House in over 40 years, George W. Bush was in his first year in public office and Ben White Boulevard was nearing completion.
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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.