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Senate and House staff face another day without pay

Gov. Abbott vetoed the $160 million Senate budget bill which goes toward funding personnel.
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 11:21 PM CDT
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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.

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“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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