Nearly a month has passed since the devastating winter storm passed through our and millions of us without electricity and clean water. Like many you, I was angered by the failure of the regulating bodies overseeing our power grid to properly prepare for this winter storm. At the conclusion of the storm, Speaker of the House, Dade Phelan, called a joint hearing of the House State Affairs Committee and the Energy Resources Committee to further investigate the issue. From this special hearing, the legislature was able to gather valuable information that will help prevent a disaster in the future.

On Monday, March 8th, Speaker Phelan announced the House’s priority legislation to reform our power grid and to prevent future failures in our state. In all, there are seven priority pieces of legislation, they are as follows:

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