KUT Radio’s broadcast news reporting is also available online. Here’s a mid-week look at what we’ve been following.
Austin Energy Rates Get Another Hearing This Week:
“The rate increase would be cut into two phases — most of the increase starting this year, the rest in 2014; $105 million would be transferred from Austin Energy’s budget to the city’s general fund; and churches and small businesses would get a discount. So would customers outside the city limits.
People using 200 kilowatt-hours of energy or less each month would get the smallest bill.
The changes were meant to address some criticism of the utility’s first proposal. But some critics say the changes don’t go far enough.”
City to Vote Soon on Weekend Night Rail:
“The City of Austin and Capital Metro are getting closer to hammering out a deal on weekend Red Line rail service.