To Avoid Dangerous Disconnections, AARP Texas Petitions PUC For Payment Options To Protect Residential Electricity Customers
AARP Texas filed a petition with the Public Utility Commission of Texas seeking an emergency rule to help residential electricity customers facing disconnection due to non-payment.
As the 2021 Texas legislative session nears its finish, AARP Texas applauds state lawmakers who championed meaningful bills that seek to increase consumer protection, improve healthcare and promote financial resilience.
AARP Texas calls on legislators to sprint to action on consumer-focused utilities reforms so that avoidable power disruptions like the deadly winter storm blackouts never happen again.
Members of the Texas Legislature’s Senate Business & Commerce Committee approved a version of Senate Bill 6, a liability-immunity measure that would gut needed protections for Texas nursing home residents. The version of the bill now headed to the full Senate will, if enacted, strip residents’ ability to hold long-term care facilities accountable for negligent care.
AARP Texas sent a letter to the members of the Texas House State Affairs and Energy Resource Committees today ahead of an expected Feb. 25 joint hearing. Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan called the hearing to consider the factors that led to statewide electrical blackouts during the Winter Storm Uri.
AARP Texas State Director Tina Tran released the following statement on Thursday (Oct. 8) in response to U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s citation of AARP and use of AARP’s logo in a political television ad. Tran said:
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