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Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday. The legislation will change how parts of the state’s main power grid must prepare for extreme weather and the governance of the entity that oversees the grid. Credit: Sophie Park/The Texas Tribune

Texas power generation companies will have to better prepare for extreme weather under bills Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law


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Texas representatives move to vote at their desks on the House floor. Credit: Evan L'Roy/The Texas Tribune

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott could be upsetting balance of powers with threat to veto Texas Legislature’s pay

Fresh off the defeat of two of his legislative priorities Sunday night when Democrats abandoned the Texas House to block a sweeping elections bill, Gov.

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House members praised House Speaker Dade Phelan on the last day of the legislative session. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

With feelings raw over voting bill's demise, Texas Legislature wraps up — for now

The Texas Legislature closed out its regular 140-day session Monday with sniping among the state’s top political leaders and lawmakers already well aware they will be back this calendar year for an

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The Blanco Vista neighborhood of San Marcos was blanketed with several inches of snow in February as a massive winter weather system caused power outages across Texas. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

How the Texas Legislature could change the state's power grid this session

State lawmakers are close to passing sweeping legislation to overhaul the state’s power grid following the disastrous and deadly winter storm in February that left more than 4.8 million homes and b

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Lisa Chumley of Dallas received a bill of over $11,000 from Griddy for less of a week of electricity during the winter storm. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

Texas Legislature approves bill to ban residential wholesale electricity plans — the first major winter storm bill sent to the governor

With just over two weeks remaining in the legislative session, the governor’s office is getting the first key bill that Texas House and Senate lawmakers have passed in response to


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