Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bob Perry's DNA was all over the House floor last week when Rep. Burt Solomons pronounced dead his bill to reform anti-consumer homeowners associations (HOAs). A TPJ analysis matching campaign funds with HOA votes supports Solomons' contention that three powerful campaign funders ordered the hit on HOA reform: homebuilder Bob Perry, Perry's HillCo Partners lobby firm, and homebuilder front group Texans for Lawsuit Reform. House members who opposed HOA reform got five times more money from these powerful players than did members who voted for Solomons' reforms.

Scrutinize all this clout in the new Lobby Watch.