Texas Governor Greg Abbott is threatening to freeze property tax revenue if cities defund police. He announced new proposed legislation today saying it doesn't make sense for cities to get property tax dollars from residents if they don't keep law enforcement agencies funded.
The governor also criticized Austin for their $150 million cut to police last week.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick also suggested there would be chaos in Austin if it wasn't for Texas state troopers getting involved in law enforcement. Patrick also promised to call the legislation a priority for the Texas Senate in the next legislative session.
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen also promised the Texas House would pass the bill.