Monday, June 19, 2006
Hunter receives St. Louis Business Journal Legislative Award
Rep. Steve Hunter, R-Joplin, is one of the recipients of this year's St. Louis Business Journal Legislative Awards.
Among the reasons he was deemed deserving of such a lofty honor:
-He didn't allow a measure to raise the minimum wage to make it through his Workforce Development and Workplace Safety Committee.
-Hunter also bottled up a measure which would have punished employers who hire illegal aliens.
Though the article was filled with praise for Hunter, it also features a strong criticism from a local source, Ron Lundien, business manager of the Joplin chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. "I don't think he cares about labor at all. He does nothing for the working people in this area," Lundien said.