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$1B Class-Action Suit Filed Against Texas Wholesale Electricity Provider, Griddy

A Chambers County, Texas, resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against electricity retailer Griddy, accusing the provider of price gouging customers during last week’s freeze. She is seeking $1 billion in relief for affected customers. Attorneys for Lisa Khoury said …

Houston Mayor, Texas Governor Battle Over Harvey Costs

A clash over Houston’s mounting expenses from Hurricane Harvey escalated on Sept. 25 when Gov. Greg Abbott accused the mayor of holding the state “hostage” by pushing a local tax increase unless an emergency Texas piggybank of nearly $10 billion …

Texas GOP Leaders Push for Expensive, Long-Delayed Flood Infrastructure Projects

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for the construction of flood control infrastructure in the Houston area — things he said should have been built “decades and decades ago” — including a coastal …

Texas Insurance Commissioner Mattax Passes after Cancer Battle

Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has passed away following a battle with cancer, Gov. Greg Abbott announced. Mattax took over as commissioner in 2015 after serving for 23 years in the Texas Attorney General’s office under then-Attorney General Abbott, most …

Texas AG: State Workers May Deny Gay Marriage Licenses

Calling the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a “lawless ruling,” Texas’ conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses. He warned in a statement on …