Special Session: On Sunday, the Senate State Affairs Committee will hear testimony on a bill intended to prevent mail-in ballot fraud. Senate Bill 5 by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) would increase penalties for voter fraud committed via mail-in ballots, particularly for individuals convicted of prior or concurrent election fraud offenses or the victim was a voter aged 65 or older. The bill has 10 Republican co-authors.

COMP: Austin attorney Tim Mahoney established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Comptroller Glenn Hegar (R) as a Democrat. Mahoney was an Austin Community Coll. trustee from 2008 to 2014 before losing his re-election bid, 54%-46%.

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