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Texas Legislature 2021

Everyday Texans overlooked in state lawmakers' response to power outages during winter storm

While lawmakers took significant steps toward preventing another blackout, hardly any of the proposals passed during this legislative session will aid consumers in recovering from the February storm — but they’ll see higher utility bills.

The Decker Creek Power Station, a natural gas power plant northeast of Austin on February 28, 2021.

Little relief for everyday Texans 

What the Legislature didn’t do

What’s next for the power grid

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