LUBBOCK, Texas (KAMC) — Are you a fan of South Plains politics? Here are your Talking Points for this week.

It’s now 2023 and big switch for electricity customers in Lubbock is coming up later this year. Lubbock Power & Light is hanging its hat up as an energy provider. The Hub City will be the first city in Texas to voluntarily deregulate and join the utility common market. Residents will have their choice among various electricity providers. What does this mean for you and your wallet?

The 88th Texas Legislative Session will gavel in on Tuesday. Rural Texas legislators have few things in mind as they start with a huge budget surplus.

With the arrival of the new year came some new laws on the books in Texans. We’ll discuss some of them.

Also, we’ll have a recap all the local, state and national political news of the past week.

Talking Points is a political program produced by KAMC News and It airs Sundays on KAMC.

You can watch segments of this week’s broadcast in the video players below.

Segment 1: Interview with Lubbock Power & Light’s Matt Rose

Segment 2: A preview of the upcoming 88th Texas Legislative Session with Ryan Chandler

Segment 3: New Texas laws that begin on January 1, 2023