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Legislative staffers facing Sept. 1 cutoff of paychecks

Impasse could affect 2,000 workers
Impasse could affect pay for legislative staffers
Posted at 1:04 PM, Jul 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-30 14:39:24-04

AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed the legislature's $400 million section of the budget, leaving 2,000 Texas legislative staffers caught in the middle.

This action came after Democrats walked out of a special legislative session in May, blocking the Republican's plan to change voting practices across the state.

If nothing happens, legislative staffers will stop receiving a paycheck on Sept. 1.

There is currently a lawsuit pending before the Texas Supreme Court.