Texas’ comptroller is seeking an opinion from the state attorney general on how to proceed after officials questioned the constitutionality of some of Gov. Gregg Abbott’s line-item budget vetoes.
In a statement Wednesday, Comptroller Glenn Hegar said there are “complex questions” surrounding the vetoes. He asked fellow Republican and Attorney General Ken Paxton to issue a formal ruling on the matter.
At issue are $233 million in spending cuts Abbott used line-item vetoes to remove from the new state budget in June.