The Texas Tribune reports:
Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he would veto the section of the state budget that funds the Legislature hours after a Democratic walkout killed his priority elections bill. “No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities,” Abbott said in a tweet. “Stay tuned.”
Late Sunday night, enough Democrats left the House to break a quorum and block passage of the elections bill, Senate Bill 7, before a midnight deadline. Calling the bill’s failure “deeply disappointing,” Abbott quickly made clear he would call a special session to get it passed, though he has not specified a timeline.
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Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick oversaw one of the sloppiest, most radical legislative sessions in modern Texas history.
Their extreme agenda failed, so now they want to defund the legislature. They should defund their own salaries instead. https://t.co/zwonuPGQuH
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) May 31, 2021
I will veto Article 10 of the budget passed by the legislature.
Article 10 funds the legislative branch.
No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 31, 2021
— Donna Howard (@DonnaHowardTX) May 31, 2021