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Texas Legislature 2021

Former legislative leaders from both parties oppose Abbott veto of legislative funding as state defends him

In a new court filing, the attorney general's office said the governor properly used his veto power when he nixed funding for the Legislature in response to House Democrats walkout over a Republican priority bill on elections.

From left: Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dade Phelan gave updates on their plan for Texas to build its own border wall at a press conference at the Texas Capitol on June 16, 2021.

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