The Texas Senate Democrats’ dream of a paid vacation for running away to Washington has come to an end after the Texas Supreme Court did not overturn Gov Greg Abbott’s veto of funding the legislation.
Gov Abbott vetoed the pay for the Texas legislature because the Democrats left the state and went to Washington to avoid voting on some voter integrity bills.
This was not the Democrat’s days as the court also ruled that Abbot CAN arrest the returning Democrats.
The Texas Supreme Court ruled:
“While in the District of Columbia, Democratic House members have met with members of the Biden administration and Congress to urge passage of federal legislation on voting and have held public meetings to draw attention to their cause. They have publicly stated that the importance of defeating the Republican-supported elections bill justified their departure from Texas and breaking quorum even though it also prevented the Texas House from restoring Article X funding. They have not returned to the House to allow it to continue the business. The Republican House members, for their part, have insisted that the House pass the elections bill and perhaps other legislative priorities before addressing Article X funding. The special session expired on August 6.”
“These public statements and events make it clear that the subject of the petition for writ of mandamus — the lack of Article X funding for the Legislature — continues to exist not because of a dispute between the Governor and the Legislature, nor even because of one between the Governor and a minority of House members. Rather, the principal dispute is among the members of the Legislature.”
Gov Abbott had vetoed part of the budget that funds the legislature.
The Democrats asked the Texas Supreme Court for relief, but they have now been shot down.
They actually wanted to get paid for running off and not performing their jobs.
Would your boss pay you because you took off to avoid doing inventory? (The job I hated more than any other in the world.) Or if you ran away to avoid doing whatever your job entails, should you or would you expect to be paid for that?