Texas lawmaker wants school electric rate cuts
POSTED: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 11:40am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 7:02pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A legislator seeks to lower base
electricity rates for Texas school districts by 20 percent to save
money and help avoid teacher layoffs.
The bill was filed Wednesday by state Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort
Worth. It came on a day when schools in her district were closed
due to an ice storm that led to some controlled power outages to
Texas lawmakers face a projected $15 billion shortfall in the
next two-year budget period.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports state colleges and
universities currently get the base electric rate break.
Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram,
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