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For the first time, the Public Utility Commission of Texas will decide if electric companies can systematically overcharge homeowners who chose to install solar panels. A rate case from El Paso follows similar proposals in other states, and will have …

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With the most annual direct sunlight in the state, Far West Texas and El Paso should be leading efforts to promote solar energy. However, El Paso Electric’s proposal will stifle rooftop solar, crippling small businesses and eliminating consumer choice. This …

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In addition to the nearly 150,000 active duty service members based at our state’s 15 military installations, Texas is home to more than 1.7 million veterans. In our region, El Paso is home to about 50,000 veterans as well as …

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Despite tougher laws on the books to shut down failing campuses, Texas charter schools still face opposition from traditional main-line education groups. In his first hearing on interim charges, ChairSen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, held a marathon session on Monday dominated by discussion of …

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Texas Sen. José Rodríguez, D-El Paso, has been elected chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus, the senator announced Monday. Through rule changes and increasing conservatism among Republicans, the power of the caucus has been declining. But a political observer said that …

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