The Sunset report says the commission should transfer regulatory authority over gas utilities to the Public Utility Commission, which has more experience and expertise with setting utility rates.
Industry lobbying and objections from elected commissioners killed Railroad Commission Sunset legislation in 2011 and 2013.
This time, lawmakers should get it done.
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