Voter ID: Following a roughly three-hour hearing today in Corpus Christi, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered attorneys to file more briefs focused on how legislative proposals (Senate Bill 5, House Bill 2481) would affect the court case. Plaintiffs argued that current legislative proposals have no bearing on whether the 2011 law was passed with discriminatory intent. The state argued today that the bills would fix problems the court identified with the Voter ID law. Briefs are due March 21.

HD98: Colleyville resident Mica Ringo filed a campaign treasurer appointment with the Texas Ethics Commission for a potential challenge to Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake). Ringo’s partisan affiliation is unclear.

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