State Representative Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas) touts his “honest, hard-working leadership.” But who is he actually working for? According to the Texas Ethics Commission, of the more than two million dollars in campaign contributions Meyer has raised since 2013- nearly 95 percent comes from special interests.
What could these special interests possibly want with Morgan Meyer? Well the fact that he is a lawyer for the construction industry offers a big clue. He represented industries well before he ran for office, and he’s kept right on doing so in the Texas House. Meyer has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from political action committees (PACs), CEO’s, employees and spouses connected to the construction sector and it has paid off handsomely for them.
Meyer has voted for bills that benefit the building industry, rather than the residents he is supposed to serve. He voted against local control, by limiting a local government’s ability to regulate construction fees (HB 1449) and voted against allowing local governments to set energy-efficient standards.
The construction lobby has made a big investment in Rep. Morgan Meyer. So far, they’re getting their money’s worth.
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