Texas Legislature Almost Ready to Deregulate Electric Power Industry

Preston, Darrell
May 1999
Bond Buyer;05/25/99, Vol. 328 Issue 30648, p25
Trade Publication
Reports that Texas lawmakers are poised to deregulate the state's electric power industry after months of debate. Differences between the state Senate and House's versions of the legislation; Expected start of the opening of the industry to competition; Issuance of taxable bonds by utilities under the legislation.


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