“No Pay” Gov. Abbott says he’ll target legislators’ pay after Dems block bill using stalling “walk out” tactic

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to cut off funding for the Texas Legislature if Democrats continue to fight an election reform bill they stalled by walking out before the Sunday midnight deadline.

Abbott tweeted:

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.

Stay tuned.

Abbott added in a separate tweet.

But, there’s more we must do to ensure a brighter future for Texas.

Election integrity & bail reform were must-pass emergency items.

I expect legislators to work out their differences before special session.