Senate and House staff face another day without pay
Gov. Abbott vetoed the $160 million Senate budget bill which goes toward funding personnel.
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - More than 50 Democratic Texas lawmakers remain in Washington D.C. after they left the Texas chamber to break a quorum, which leaves Texas Senate and House staff members facing another day without pay.
Governor Greg Abbott vetoed the $160 million Senate budget bill which goes toward funding personnel in the the Texas House and Senate.
TEXAS SPECIAL SESSION COVERAGE:
- Better homes for foster kids
- Content, social media censorship
- Critical Race Theory
- Election integrity bill
- Extra payment to retired teachers
- Potential ban of transgender students from UIL sports
- Prevention of mail-order abortion medication
- Property tax relief for seniors, disabled
- Senate Bill 29 could ban transgender students from UIL sports
- Texas Senate plans to put millions into safeguarding cyber threats
“We’ve got Mitch Kemp in my office in Wichita Falls, he takes constituents calls and works on issues. So he deserves to get paid and so do a lot of the hardworking staff that we have,” said Texas District 30 Senator Drew Springer.
Springer said the Texas budget will not run out until August 31, but a new appropriation must be voted on during the special session so that all staff members are able to get paid.
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