- 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
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
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.