SD6 special: Early voting begins tomorrow (Monday) for the special election to fill the unexpired term of former Sen. and current U.S. Rep.-elect Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston). Four candidates are vying for the seat, which will be up for re-election in 2020 and 2022. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood Votes PAC endorsed Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston).

AG: The Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday, in a 6-3 decision, overruled a lower court decision to approve legal fees for special prosecutors handing the criminal case against Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). The court concluded that the lower court had no discretion to approve an hourly fee that differed from the fixed fee approved by local judges. The court ordered the lower court to approve a new fee based on that locally approved fee schedule.

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