MMMA History, Accomplishments & Quotes

Collectively, our achievements have saved Missouri businesses more than $400 million.

Accomplishments of MMMA: 

- Led the passage of the most comprehensive workers’ compensation reform bill in the past 2 + decades! Results: Fewer claimants will qualify for workers’ compensation benefits and employers will feel the financial relief!

2004- Instrumental in the passage of legislation restoring solvency to Missouri’s Unemployment Insurance Trust.

2002- Missouri Merchants and Manufacturers Association, et al., v. State of Missouri prevailed before the Supreme Court of Missouri which returned $5.94 million to income tax payers, and helped bring accountability to how our elected officials appropriate future tax credits.

2001- MMMA led an effort that resulted in collectors of state sales tax maintaining the ability to retain refunds of over-collected sales tax.

2000- MMMA was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit which clarified the calculation of Hancock refunds.

1999- Saved Missouri businesses $31 million by successfully lobbying for change in our franchise tax laws.

1999- Initiated and passed a Job Reference bill providing employers immunity for giving truthful references.

1998 to 1990- Led the fight for passage of numerous workers’ compensation bills that has saved Missouri employers millions of dollars.

1996- Promoted and secured sales tax exemptions on replacement machinery, equipment and replacement parts.

1992- Received approval to start the MMMA Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Fund.

1987- Won a Supreme Court of Missouri decision, ACI Plastics vs. the City of St. Louis, prohibiting two tax issues from being on the same ballot.

1985- Won a Supreme Court of Missouri decision upholding Missouri’s 'employment at will' standard.

1984- Successfully worked to have unemployment compensation rates lowered and avoided $270 million in federal penalties.

1982- Successfully lobbied and worked for the repeal of the Merchants & Manufacturers Inventory Tax.

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