TX: Abbott to veto lawmaker salaries after Democratic walkout

Source: Yahoo! News

“Moments before the final gavel fell in the Texas House to close out this year’s legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott said he would veto funding in the state budget for lawmaker salaries, an exclamation point to a dramatic final weekend. The announcement came hours after House Democrats vacated the Capitol to prevent a vote on a divisive bill to rewrite the state’s election laws. The unusual move came amid mounting tensions between House and Senate leaders over the passage of several Republican priority bills. ‘I will veto Article 10 of the budget passed by the legislature,’ Abbott wrote in a tweet. ‘Article 10 funds the legislative branch. No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities. Stay tuned.'” (06/01/21)