Voter ID: The House gave final approval to Senate Bill 5, the Voter ID fix, by a party-line 93-55 vote. The bill goes back to the Senate for either concurrence or a request to appoint a conference committee.

LTGOV: Beaumont pastor Michael Cooper announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor at a local event and during a local morning television show appearance. Cooper said he was the first African-American to seek the post in the state’s history. We previously reported he had filed a campaign treasurer appointment but could not determine his party affiliation. Via Twitter, he told us he is running as a Democrat.

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