Legislative Update: Ethics Reform, House Tax Relief Package, and Final Month of the 84th Lege

With just four weeks left in the 84th regular legislative session, bills that members want passed need to be headed across the rotunda.  This time of session always inspires lively debate, as priority legislation hits the floor of the respective chambers.  This week was no exception, with ethics debate on the Senate floor, tax measures…

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Legislative Update: Senate and House Battle over Key Legislation

With only five weeks left in the 84th Regular Legislative Session, we heard the first series of cannon fodder between the two chambers of what had been a relatively harmonious session – both bodies pointing fingers and lobbing accusations across the rotunda that the other is slow-playing passage of their respective legislation.  Yes, the House…

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Legislative Update: House Budget, Tax Relief Differences

This week house and senate committees took action on important electric utility legislation.  SB 789 and HB 2311 Fraser/Thompson, extending the ability for regulated transmission and distribution utilities to use periodic rate adjustments (PRA) to help control rate case costs.  The Senate bill was unanimously passed out of committee, and the house bill was heard…

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Legislative Update: Governor’s Emergency Priorities, Election Outcomes, Article II

Its day 38 of the 84th Regular Session, and that means we are more than a quarter of the way through Session! This week saw the legislature shift into full swing with both the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees conducting a full schedule of hearings on various aspects of their respective budgets, combined with…

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