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Missouri Governor Mike Parson

P.O. Box 720
573-751-3222

About the Governor:

Michael L. Parson
57th Governor of Missouri

Michael L. Parson was sworn in as Missouri’s 57th governor on June 1, 2018, by Missouri Supreme Court Judge Mary R. Russell. He was reelected in November 2020 and sworn into a full term by Judge Sarah A. Castle at the 2021 Bicentennial Inauguration. Governor Parson came into the role of governor with a lifelong commitment to serving others and over 30 years of experience in public service.

Governor Parson previously served as the 47th lieutenant governor of Missouri from 2017–2018. He was elected lieutenant governor after claiming victory in 110 of Missouri’s 114 counties and receiving the most votes of any lieutenant governor in Missouri history.

Governor Parson also served six years in the U.S. Army and as the Sheriff of Polk County from 1993–2005. He served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005–2011 and in the Missouri Senate from 2011–2017. As a member of Missouri’s General Assembly, Governor Parson sponsored and co-sponsored several landmark pieces of legislation including Missouri’s Castle Doctrine, which strengthened 2nd Amendment rights, and the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment, a piece of legislation that changed the Missouri Constitution to guarantee all Missourians the right to farm and ranch.

From day one, workforce development and infrastructure have been major priorities for Governor Parson. He and his administration have achieved historic bipartisan progress on both issues through programs like Missouri One Start, Fast Track, MoExcels, and the transportation cost-share program. The governor’s proposal to improve economic and workforce development through a reorganization of state government was overwhelmingly supported by the General Assembly, and 100 of Missouri's poorest bridges were repaired or rehabilitated in just over one year through his Focus on Bridges program. In all, the program will repair or replace 250 bridges throughout the state.

Under Governor Parson’s leadership, Missouri has experienced a booming economy with record low unemployment, high wage growth, and billions of dollars in business and infrastructure investments. In 2018, Governor Parson signed the largest income tax cut in Missouri history and has continuously worked with the General Assembly to pass fiscally responsible and conservative budgets.

Governor Parson has also led Missouri through several major crises, including historic droughts, flooding, tornadoes, civil unrest, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic. He and his administration have worked nonstop to take a balanced approach, fight the virus, and keep Missourians as safe as possible. Thanks to these efforts, Missouri has outperformed projections for both COVID-19 and the economy and continues to meet each challenge head on.

While in office, Governor Parson has received several awards and honors. In 2017, as lieutenant governor, he was inducted into the Missouri Farmers Care Hall of Fame. In 2018, he was named Missouri Times Statesman of the Year, Biz 417 Person of the Year and named on Ingram’s 50 Missourians You Should Know list. In 2019, he received the Missouri Chamber of Commerce Man in the Area Award. Governor Parson was also awarded the Order of the Marechaussee, one of the most prestigious honors bestowed upon members of the Military Police Corps Regiment, in 2021.

Governor Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson live in Bolivar. Together, they have two grown children and six grandchildren. He was raised on a farm in Hickory County and graduated from Wheatland High School in Wheatland, Missouri. He is a small business owner and a third-generation farmer who currently owns and operates a cow and calf operation near Bolivar.

Recent News

Governor Parson Breaks Ground on Historic Improve I-70 Project in Columbia

JEFFERSON CITY - On June 13, 2024, Governor Mike Parson kicked off the first project within Missouri's Improve I-70 Program with an official groundbreaking ceremony in Columbia. Governor Parson joined federal, state, and local elected officials…

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Governor Parson Highlights Success of Missouri's Southern Border Deployment

JEFFERSON CITY - On June 13, 2024, as Executive Order 24-03 expires, Governor Mike Parson highlighted the successful conclusion of Missouri's months-long Southern Border Deployment in support of Texas Governor Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star…

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Governor Parson Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding

JEFFERSON CITY - On June 12, 2024, Governor Mike Parson requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approve a major disaster declaration to provide federal assistance to 15 counties in response to multiple severe weather systems…

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State to Carry Out Sentence of Mr. David Hosier

JEFFERSON CITY - On June 10, 2024, Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the State of Missouri will carry out the sentence of David Hosier on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, as ordered by the Supreme Court of Missouri. "Ms. Angela Gilpin had her life stolen…

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Governor Parson Announces 19 Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions, Fills Two County Office Vacancies

JEFFERSON CITY - On June 5, 2024, Governor Mike Parson announced 19 appointments to various boards and commissions and filled two county office vacancies. Steve Ahrens, of Jefferson City, was appointed to the Governor’s Council on…

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Acting Governor Kehoe Announces FEMA to Participate in Joint Damage Assessments for Public Assistance

JEFFERSON CITY - On June 3, 2024, Acting Governor Mike Kehoe announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) of public infrastructure in Barry, Bollinger, Butler, Carter,…

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Governor Parson Grants Eight Pardons, Commutes Two Sentences During April and May

JEFFERSON CITY - For the months of April and May 2024, Governor Mike Parson granted eight pardons and approved two commutations pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with…

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Acting Governor Kehoe Seeks Joint Damage Assessments in Preparation for FEMA Major Disaster Declaration Request

JEFFERSON CITY - On May 30, 2024, Acting Governor Mike Kehoe announced the state has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) participate in joint preliminary damage assessments (PDAs) in Barry, Butler, Carter, Howell, New Madrid,…

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Governor Parson Places Amendment 1 and Amendment 4 on August Primary Ballot

JEFFERSON CITY - On May 28, 2024, Governor Mike Parson announced that Amendment 1 (SJR 26) and Amendment 4 (SJR 38) will be placed on the 2024 August Primary Election ballot. This year's primary election will take place on August 6, 2024. Both…

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Lieutenant Governor Kehoe to Serve as Acting Governor While Governor Parson Leads Trade Mission to Italy

JEFFERSON CITY - On May 17, 2024, Governor Mike Parson announced that Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe will serve as Missouri's Acting Governor while he leads a trade mission delegation to Italy. Lieutenant Governor Kehoe will serve in the Acting…

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Governor Parson to Embark on Trade Mission to Italy to Promote Missouri as Ideal Business Location

JEFFERSON CITY - From May 18 - 25, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel to Italy for an international Trade Mission. Italy is a top source of foreign direct investment and a key trade partner for Missouri, with more than…

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Governor Parson Signs HB 2634 into Law, Prohibiting Public Funds to Abortion Providers

JEFFERSON CITY - On May 9, 2024, during a signing ceremony at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 2634 into law. While public funds are already prohibited from funding abortions in Missouri, HB 2634 will now prevent any taxpayer money…

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Governor Parson Signs HB 1803 into Law, Expanding MOBUCK$ Program

JEFFERSON CITY - On May 9, 2024, during a signing ceremony at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 1803 into law. HB 1803 increases the total amount of state funds the State Treasurer may invest into the…

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Governor Parson Signs SB 727 and HB 2287 into Law, Increasing Missouri Teacher Pay

JEFFERSON CITY - On May 8, 2024, Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill (SB) 727 and House Bill (HB) 2287 into law. Together, the bills permanently increase baseline teacher pay to at least $40,000 per year, incentivize 5-day school weeks, increase…

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Governor Parson Signs HB 2016 into Law While Visiting Missouri National Guard Soldiers Deployed to Southern Border in Texas

EAGLE PASS, TX - On May 8, 2024, Governor Mike Parson visited the Southern Border near Eagle Pass, Texas, to connect with Missouri National Guard (MONG) soldiers deployed to the Southern Border and sign House Bill (HB) 2016 into law. HB 2016 passed…

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Governor Parson Signs HB 1751 into Law

JEFFERSON CITY - On May 6, 2024, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill (HB) 1751 into law. HB 1751 will allow the City of Raymore and its residents to have a voice in where Kansas City is allowed to place a landfill near Raymore city limits.…

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Governor Parson Orders Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff At All Government Buildings In Honor Of Sergeant Colin Arslanbas

JEFFERSON CITY - Today, Governor Mike Parson ordered U.S. and Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff at all government buildings in Missouri from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, May 4, 2024, as a mark of respect for Sergeant Colin Arslanbas. …

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Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome, Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Lighted Blue In Honor Of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

JEFFERSON CITY - Today, in honor of Missouri’s fallen law enforcement officers, Governor Mike Parson ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial to be lit blue from sunset on Friday, May 3, 2024, until sunrise…

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 24-06 Activating State Emergency Operations Plan In Response To Severe Weather And Flooding

JEFFERSON CITY - Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 24-06 activating the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan in response to severe weather and flooding. Parts of Missouri have already sustained storm and flood damage with…

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Governor Parson Extends Drought Alert In Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY - Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 24-05, extending Missouri’s drought alert to September 1, 2024. The action directs continued coordination of resources and combined response efforts across state government…

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Governor Parson Announces Jason Sumners to be Next Director of Missouri Department of Conservation

Jefferson City, MO - On April 19, 2024, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Conservation Commission has selected Jason Sumners as the next director of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), effective June 1, 2024. Sumners…

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Governor Parson Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Lake Lafayette Police Chief Steven A. Singer

Jefferson City, MO - On April 16, 2024, Governor Mike Parson ordered U.S. and Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff at government buildings in Lafayette County and all police stations in Missouri on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in honor of Lake…

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Governor Parson Elevates Acting Director Michelle Hataway To Full Status Director

Jefferson City – On April 12, 2024, Governor Mike Parson announced that he is naming Michelle Hataway as full status Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED). Hataway had been serving as DED Acting Director since June…

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Governor Parson Announces Three Judicial Appointments

Jefferson City – On April 12, 2024, Governor Mike Parson announced judicial appointments to the 21st, 22nd, and 33rd Judicial Circuits. Chastidy R. Dillon-Amelung, of Creve Coeur, was appointed as Associate Circuit Judge for the 21st…

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Governor Parson Announces 23 Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

Jefferson City – On April 12, 2024, Governor Mike Parson announced 23 appointments to various boards and commissions. Victoria Babb, of St. Peters, was appointed to the Missouri Community Service Commission. Ms. Babb currently serves as…

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Governor Parson Announces Lt. Governor Kehoe To Travel To Texas To Receive Update On Missouri'S Southern Border Deployment

JEFFERSON CITY — On April 11, Governor Mike Parson announced that Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe will travel to McAllen, Texas, on Saturday, April 13, to meet with Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) troopers, receive an in-person update on…

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Governor Parson Announces $5 Million In Equipment Grants To Missouri Law Enforcement, Fire Service, And Ems Providers

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Public Safety has approved 70 grants totaling $5 million to law enforcement, fire service, and EMS providers in class three counties across the state for new…

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State to Carry Out Sentence of Mr. Brian Dorsey

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Today, Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the State of Missouri will carry out the sentence of Brian Dorsey on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, as ordered by the Supreme Court of Missouri. "Brian Dorsey punished his loving family for…

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Governor Parson Grants Eight Pardons For Month Of March

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - For the month of March 2024, Governor Mike Parson granted eight pardons pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies…

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Governor Parson Announces Google's Selection Of Kansas City For New Data Center

KANSAS CITY - Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that Google will locate a new data center in Kansas City, investing $1 billion and supporting up to 1,300 jobs. The data center, the company’s first in Missouri, will accompany contributions…

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Governor Parson Opens Application Process for City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that he has publicly posted an application for individuals seeking appointment as the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney. Qualified individuals may apply at boards.mo.gov. "We truly want…

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Governor Parson Announces Launch of Mobile App for Schools to Rapidly Alert Responders and School Staff to Emergencies

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that public and charter schools in Missouri can begin signing up to utilize a new state-funded mobile emergency alerting app that allows teachers and others to rapidly alert school staff…

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Governor Parson Announces $75 million Awarded for Shovel-Ready Industrial Site Development Statewide

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $75 million through the Industrial Site Development Grant Program for 15 projects across the state. The program,…

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Governor Parson Announces Appointment of Amy R. Ashelford as Associate Circuit Judge for the 6th Circuit

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed Amy R. Ashelford as Associate Circuit Judge for the 6th Judicial Circuit. She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Dennis Eckold. Ms. Ashelford, of Platte…

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Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome, Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Lighted Blue in Honor of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

Jefferson City — Today, in honor of Missouri’s fallen law enforcement officers, Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial to be lit blue from sunset on Friday, May 5, 2023,…

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Governor Parson's Statement on St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's Resignation

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson released the following statement upon receiving St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's resignation letter: "Our office has officially been notified of the resignation of Circuit Attorney Kim…

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Governor Parson Announces Recipients of First Round of New School Safety Grant Program

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced 169 school districts and charter schools have received grants from the newly created School Safety Grant Program. “Improving the safety and security of our schools is an issue we…

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Governor Parson Grants 26 Pardons for Month of April

Jefferson City — For the month of April 2023, Governor Mike Parson granted 26 pardons pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies…

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Governor Parson Announces Appointment of Brad Eidson as Associate Circuit Judge for 25th Circuit

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced he will appoint Brad Eidson as Associate Circuit Judge for Texas County in the 25th Judicial Circuit. Mr. Eidson will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Doug…

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Governor Parson Signs SB 51 Into Law

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill (SB) 51, which allows Missourians more direct access to physical therapy services, into law. A signing ceremony was held in Governor Parson's office at the State Capitol where he…

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Governor Parson Announces Over $6.3 Million in Grants to Missouri Law Enforcement, Fire Service, and EMS Providers

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Public Safety has approved 428 grants totaling over $6.3 million to law enforcement, fire service, and EMS providers across the state for new equipment,…

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MDC Welcomes Renowned Artist John Nilsen to Runge Nature Center May 4

MDC welcomes renowned artist John Nilsen to Runge Nature Center May 4 Nilsen will compliment his music with photographs of Missouri provided by MDC. Jefferson City, MO - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) welcomes popular northwest…

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Small Business Administration Approves Governor Parson's Request for Disaster Assistance in Response to April 5 Tornado and Severe Storms

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved his request for a disaster declaration in response to the April 5 severe storms and EF-2 tornado that caused extensive damage in…

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MDC to Host Free Arbor Day Celebration April 29 in St. Joseph

MDC to host free Arbor Day celebration April 29 in St. Joseph Games, activities, and free tree seedling giveaways are on tap St. Joseph, MO - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will celebrate Arbor Day and the value of trees with a free…

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Governor Parson Appoints Three to University of Missouri Board of Curators, Six Other Appointments

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced eight appointments to various boards and commissions and filled one county office vacancy. Robert Blitz, of St. Louis, was appointed to the University of Missouri Board of Curators.…

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Governor Parson Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Rusten Radford Smith

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson ordered that the United States and Missouri flags at all government buildings statewide be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, April 15, 2023, in honor of United States Army…

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Governor Parson Announces Two Judicial Appointments

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced two judicial appointments to the 17th and 45th Judicial Circuits. Derek Spencer, of Raymore, will be appointed as Associate Circuit Judge for Cass County in the 17th Judicial Circuit.…

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Governor Parson Requests Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance for Bollinger County

Jefferson City - Today, Governor Mike Parson requested the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issue a disaster declaration to make available low-interest loans in response to the April 5 severe storms and EF-2 tornado that caused extensive…

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Governor Parson Announces $30 Million in Funding to Support Tourism Industry Recovery Statewide

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded a total of $30 million through the Local Tourism Asset Development Grant Program for 26 projects across the state. The…

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Governor Parson Highlights New Website for Missouri 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline has launched a new website: www.missouri988.org. The site provides information for anyone who may be experiencing a mental health,…

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Governor Parson Announces Small Business Administration to Conduct Joint Damage Assessments in Bollinger County

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct joint Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) in Bollinger County to determine if the area is eligible for low-interest disaster…

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Governor Parson Makes Four Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

Jefferson City — Gib Adkins, of Lebanon, was appointed to the Missouri Community Service Commission. Mr. Adkins currently serves as Regional Outreach Administrator for Missouri State University Central Region. He and his wife, Angela, have…

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State Assisting Missouri Communities Affected By Deadly Bollinger County Tornado

Jefferson City — On Wednesday, April 5, a deadly tornado swept through Bollinger County, Missouri, devastating homes, families, and businesses in the Glenallen area. Preliminary damage survey results from the National Weather Service rate…

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Story Time Starts at Mastodon State Historic Site

Story time starts at Mastodon State Historic Site Jefferson City,MO - Mastodon State Historic Site is hosting a spring story time series featuring different themes that include nature-related stories and activities. While the program is best suited…

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Governor Parson Announces Nearly $10 Million Awarded to Sheriff's Offices for Jail Security Improvements

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Public Safety has approved a total of over $9.9 million in grants to 43 sheriff’s offices across the state for security and other improvements to…

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 23-03 Activating State Emergency Operations Plan in Response to Severe Weather

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 23-03, activating the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan and Missouri National Guard in response to severe weather. Parts of Missouri are already experiencing severe…

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Governor Parson Grants 16 Pardons for Month of March

Jefferson City — For the month of March 2023, Governor Mike Parson granted 16 pardons pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies…

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Governor Parson Announces Three Judicial Appointments

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced three judicial appointments to the 16th and 21st Judicial Circuits. Marty W. Seaton, of Kansas City, was appointed as Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. Mr. Seaton is…

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Missouri State Parks News - MDC Reminds the Public to Report Antlers Found with the Skull Plate Attached this Spring

MDC reminds the public to report antlers found with the skull plate attached this spring Shed hunting is a wonderful hobby for individuals and families alike. Columbia,MO - As winter transitions into spring, the Missouri Department of Conservation…

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Missouri State Parks News - Arrow Rock State Historic Site Offers Educational Programs for School Children

Arrow Rock State Historic Site offers educational programs for schoolchildren Jefferson City, MO - Arrow Rock State Historic Site is hosting educational programs for schoolchildren this spring. Programs will be held Tuesdays through Fridays April…

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Missouri State Parks News - Hunt for eggs at Wallace State Park April 8

Hunt for eggs at Wallace State Park April 8 Jefferson City, MO, – All kids are invited to enjoy an afternoon of fun in Wallace State park starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Throughout the afternoon, the enclosed shelter will have nature…

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Missouri State Parks News - Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site Hosts Egg Hunt April 8

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site hosts egg hunt April 8 Jefferson City, MO - Visit Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site on Saturday, April 8 for an “eggscellent” opportunity for kids to get out of the house and have some fun. At 11 a.m.,…

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Missouri State Parks News - Spring wildflower hikes offered at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Spring wildflower hikes offered at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Jefferson City, MO - Join team members at Dr. Edmund A. Babler State Park for a spring wildflower hike. The 1.25-mile hike will allow guests to explore the Hawthorn Trail…

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Missouri State Parks News - Hop on Over to Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park for an Easter Extravaganza April 8

Hop on over to Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park for an Easter Extravaganza April 8 Jefferson City, MO - Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park is holding its annual Easter Extravaganza. Starting at noon, kids of all ages are invited to join park…

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Missouri State Parks News - March 24, 2023

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Governor Parson Makes Six Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced six appointments to various boards and commissions. Jonas Arjes, of Walnut Shade, was appointed to the Missouri Development Finance Board. Mr. Arjes serves as the Interim President and…

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Governor Parson Announces Over $94 Million Awarded through Community Revitalization Grant Program

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded more than $94 million through the Community Revitalization Grant Program for 70 projects across the state. The…

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Acting Governor Kehoe Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Hermann Police Detective Sergeant Mason Griffith

Jefferson City — Today, on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Acting Governor Mike Kehoe ordered the U.S. and Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff at government buildings in Gasconade County on Sunday, March 19, in honor of Hermann Police…

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Governor Parson Announces Appointment of Josephine Larison Stockard as Associate Circuit Judge for 31st Judicial Circuit

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed Josephine (Jody) Larison Stockard as Associate Circuit Judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit. She will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable T. Todd Myers as Circuit…

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Governor and First Lady Parson Promote State Participation in Jobs for America's Graduates

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Loan Programs Available to Offer Further Interest Rate Relief for Producers

Two Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority loans now have raised maximum loan limits. Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority is now accepting applications for two…

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Governor Parson to Embark on Trade Mission to Sweden, Germany to Promote Missouri as Ideal Business Location

Jefferson City — From March 10 - 17, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel to Sweden and Germany for an international Trade Mission. Sweden and Germany are key trade partners for Missouri, with more than $29 million and…

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Governor Parson Announces Evan Rodriguez as New General Counsel

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Parson announced that he has selected Evan Rodriguez, 28, to serve as General Counsel for the Office of the Governor effective March 1, 2023. Mr. Rodriguez joined the Governor's Office as Deputy General Counsel…

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Governor Parson Grants 22 Pardons for Month of February

Jefferson City — For the month of February 2023, Governor Mike Parson granted 22 pardons pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government…

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Governor Parson Signs HB 14, Historic Pay Raises for All State Team Members into Law

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 14 into law. Also referred to as the Fiscal Year 2023 Early Supplemental Bill, HB 14 secures an 8.7 percent cost-of-living pay increase for all state team members and a $2 per hour…

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Missouri Agriculture Updates: February 24, 2023

Governor Parson Proclaims FFA Week in Missouri On behalf of nearly 26,000 members of Missouri FFA, Governor Mike Parson proclaimed Feb. 18-25, 2023, to be National FFA Week in Missouri. “Missouri’s agriculture industry depends on our…

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Governor Parson Makes Three Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions, Fills Two County Office Vacancies

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced three appointments to various boards and commissions and filled two county office vacancies. Jerald Andrews, of Bolivar, was appointed to the State Fair Commission. Mr. Andrews…

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Governor Parson Announces Dr. Bennett Boggs as New Commissioner of Higher Education and Workforce Development

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Parson announced that the Coordinating Board for Higher Education voted to select Dr. Bennett Boggs as the new Commissioner of the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD). The…

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Governor Mike Parson Proclaims National FFA Week in Missouri

The Governor and Lieutenant Governor drove tractors to work in honor of FFA Week. Jefferson City, Mo. – On Feb 22nd, on behalf of nearly 26,000 members of Missouri FFA, Governor Mike Parson proclaimed Feb. 18-25, 2023, to be National FFA…

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Governor Parson Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Kansas City Police Officer James M. Muhlbauer and K-9 Partner Champ

Jefferson City — Governor Mike Parson today ordered the U.S. and Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff at all government buildings in Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties on Wednesday, February 22, to honor Kansas City Police Department…

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Governor Parson Announces Funding Available for New Partnership Programs between Businesses and Child Care Providers

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that new grant funding is available through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Childhood for eligible child care providers and businesses…

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Governor Parson Announces Over 200 Missouri Blue Scholarships Awarded to Support Training for Law Enforcement Recruits

Jefferson City — Governor Mike Parson today announced that in its first year the Missouri Blue Scholarship helped fund the training of 217 law enforcement recruits at Missouri training academies. “We designed the Missouri Blue…

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Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome to Shine Red and Gold for Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl LVII

Jefferson City — Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome to shine red and gold beginning Friday, February 10, 2023, in celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl LVII appearance. The dome will light red and gold…

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State to Carry Out Sentence of Leonard Taylor

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the State of Missouri will carry out the sentence of Leonard Taylor on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, as ordered by the Supreme Court of Missouri. "Leonard Taylor brutally murdered a…

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Governor Parson Announces Appointment of Carl W. Yates III as Associate Circuit Judge for 23rd Judicial Circuit

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced he will appoint Carl W. Yates III as Associate Circuit Judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit. He will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Shannon Dougherty as…

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Governor and First Lady Parson to Cheer on Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl LVII

Jefferson City — On Sunday, February 12, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will cheer on Missouri's Kansas City Chiefs as they face off against the Philadelphia Eagles at Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona. Sunday's game…

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New Website Launched to Help Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Governor’s Challenge Team to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families has launched a new website to further the state’s efforts in…

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Governor Parson Grants 18 Pardons for Month of January

Jefferson City — For the month of January 2023, Governor Mike Parson granted 18 pardons pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies…

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2023 Missouri Lunar New Year Celebration Video Series Available

Jefferson City – A series of videos celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday and highlighting Asian traditions and cultural celebrations are now available. The series also includes a special video from Governor Mike Parson. After canceling a…

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Director of Ag Announces Grants for FFA, 4-H Youth Service Projects

22 youth organizations are set to receive funds for 2023. JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 22 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s…

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Governor Parson Announces Three Judicial Appointments -January 27, 2023

Governor Parson Announces Three Judicial Appointments -January 27, 2023 Today, Governor Mike Parson announced three judicial appointments to the 21st, 23rd, and 31st Judicial Circuits. The Honorable Nicole S. Zellweger, of Ladue, was…

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 23-02 In Preparation of Forecasted Severe Winter Weather

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 23-02 In Preparation of Forecasted Severe Winter Weather Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 23-02, activating the Missouri National Guard to assist local authorities in…

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State Awards $30 million in Funding to Help Companies Find and Train Workers

State Awards $30 million in Funding to Help Companies Find and Train Workers Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $30 million through the ARPA Workforce…

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State Awards $261 Million Through Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to Fund 60 Broadband Expansion Projects

State Awards $261 Million Through Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to Fund 60 Broadband Expansion Projects Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded a total…

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Governor Parson Makes Seven Appointment to Various Boards and Commissions

Governor Parson Makes Seven Appointment to Various Boards and Commissions Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced seven appointments to various boards and commissions. Tim Francka, of Bolivar, was appointed to the…

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 23-01 Establishing a Master Plan on Aging

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 23-01 to establish a Master Plan on Aging to help reduce age and disability discrimination, eliminate barriers to safe and healthy aging, and help Missourians to age with…

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NOT DONE YET: Governor Parson Delivers 2023 State of the State Address

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson delivered the 2023 State of the State Address to the Missouri General Assembly. Governor Parson expressed to the General Assembly and state officials that Missouri is stronger today and committed…

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Governor Parson Continues Well-Deserved Wage Increases for All State Team Members to Strengthen Workforce Recruitment and Retention

Governor Parson Continues Well-Deserved Wage Increases for All State Team Members to Strengthen Workforce Recruitment and Retention Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that he has recommended an 8.7 percent Cost of…

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Governor Parson Fills Three County Office Vacancies, Appoints New Division of Personnel Director

Governor Parson Fills Three County Office Vacancies, Appoints New Division of Personnel Director JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced appointments to fill three county office vacancies as well as new Office of…

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State to Carry Out Sentence of Scott McLaughlin

State to Carry Out Sentence of Scott McLaughlin Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the State of Missouri will carry out the sentence of Scott McLaughlin as ordered by the Supreme Court of Missouri.…

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Governor Parson Grants 21 Pardons, Commutes Two Sentences for Month of December

Governor Parson Grants 21 Pardons, Commutes Two Sentences for Month of December JEFFERSON CITY — For the month of December 2022, Governor Mike Parson granted 21 pardons and approved two commutations pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the…

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 22-11 Extending Relief for Former Gygr-Gas Customers

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 22-11 Extending Relief for Former Gygr-Gas Customers JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 22-11 to continue allowing registered Missouri liquefied petroleum gas companies…

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Governor Parson Announces Appointment of James Eftink as Associate Circuit Judge for 17th Judicial Circuit

Governor Parson Announces Appointment of James Eftink as Associate Circuit Judge for 17th Judicial Circuit JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced he will appoint James Eftink as Associate Circuit Judge for Cass County in…

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 22-10 Relaxing Hours of Service Requirements for Propane Fuel Transportation

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 22-10 Relaxing Hours of Service Requirements for Propane Fuel Transportation JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 22-10 temporarily relaxing hours of service regulations…

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Governor Parson Announces Vivek Malek as Missouri's Next State Treasurer

Governor Parson Announces Vivek Malek as Missouri's Next State Treasurer JEFFERSON CITY — Today, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that he is appointing Vivek Malek as the next State Treasurer…

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 22-09 to Prepare for Pending Winter Storm, Extreme Cold

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 22-09 to Prepare for Pending Winter Storm, Extreme Cold JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 22-09 as a precautionary measure to prepare for winter weather and extreme…

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Governor Parson Announces Two Judicial Appointments-December16, 2022

Governor Parson Announces Two Judicial Appointments-December16, 2022 JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced two judicial appointments to the 31st Judicial Circuit. Joshua B. Christensen, of Springfield, was appointed as…

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Governor Parson Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of Kennett Fire Department Captain Robert Moore

Governor Parson Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of Kennett Fire Department Captain Robert Moore JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson ordered U.S. and Missouri flags be lowered to half-staff at all government buildings…

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 22-08 in Response to Gygr-Gas Business Closure

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 22-08 in Response to Gygr-Gas Business Closure JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 22-08 to waive Section 323.030 RSMo and 2 CSR 90-10.019 to allow registered Missouri…

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Governor Parson Makes Four Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions, Fills Three County Office Vacancies

Governor Parson Makes Four Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions, Fills Three County Office Vacancies Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced four appointments to various boards and commissions and filled three…

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State Awards $20 Million to Nearly Two Dozen Postsecondary Institutions for Workforce Innovation

State Awards $20 Million to Nearly Two Dozen Postsecondary Institutions for Workforce Innovation Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD) has…

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Governor Parson Declares December as Christmas Tree Month in Missouri

Governor Parson Declares December as Christmas Tree Month in Missouri Jefferson City - Today, Governor Mike Parson hosted a ceremony at the State Capitol proclaiming December as Christmas Tree Month in Missouri. The proclamation was presented to…

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Governor Parson, Budget Leadership Announce FY 2024 Consensus Revenue Estimate

Governor Parson, Budget Leadership Announce FY 2024 Consensus Revenue Estimate Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the state’s Consensus Revenue Estimate (CRE) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024. The annual CRE is a…

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Governor Parson Announces $10 Million in Grant Funding for Missouri County Jail Maintenance and Improvements Across the State

Governor Parson Announces $10 Million in Grant Funding for Missouri County Jail Maintenance and Improvements across the State Jefferson City — Governor Mike Parson today announced the availability of up to $10 million in grant funding for…

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Missouri Agriculture Update: December 2, 2022

Applications Available for 2023 Missouri Agribusiness Academy The Missouri Department of Agriculture is offering 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, throughout Missouri the opportunity to…

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Governor Parson Grants 15 Pardons for Month of November

Governor Parson Grants 15 Pardons for Month of November Jefferson City — For the month of November 2022, Governor Mike Parson granted 15 pardons pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official…

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Governor Parson Extends Drought Alert Until March 1, 2023

Governor Parson Extends Drought Alert Until March 1, 2023 Jefferson City — Governor Mike Parson today issued Executive Order 22-07 extending Missouri’s drought alert until March 1, 2023, to address issues outlined by the state’s…

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Governor Parson Announces Career and Technical Education Grants

Governor Parson Announces Career and Technical Education Grants JEFFERSON CITY — The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has awarded several Missouri Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with grant dollars to…

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State to Carry Out Sentence of Mr. Kevin Johnson

State to Carry Out Sentence of Mr. Kevin Johnson Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the State of Missouri will carry out the sentence of Mr. Kevin Johnson on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, as ordered by the Supreme…

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Governor Parson Announces Appointment of Heather J. Hays as Associate Circuit Judge for 22nd Judicial Circuit

Governor Parson Announces Appointment of Heather J. Hays as Associate Circuit Judge for 22nd Judicial Circuit JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed Heather J. Hays as Associate Circuit Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit.…

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Governor Parson Announces Andrew Bailey as Missouri's Next Attorney General

Governor Parson Announces Andrew Bailey as Missouri's Next Attorney General JEFFERSON CITY — Today, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that he is appointing Andrew Bailey as the next Attorney…

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Governor Parson Announces $23 Million Matching Grant to St. Louis County to Establish Regional Intelligence and Information Center and Law Enforcement Training Complex

Governor Parson Announces $23 Million Matching Grant to St. Louis County to Establish Regional Intelligence and Information Center and Law Enforcement Training Complex JEFFERSON CITY — Governor Mike Parson today announced the Missouri…

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Christmas Trees to Arrive at Missouri Governor's Mansion November 28

Christmas Trees to Arrive at Missouri Governor's Mansion November 28 Jefferson City — The 2022 Missouri Governor’s Mansion Christmas trees will arrive on Monday, November 28, 2022, between 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. A portion of Madison Street…

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Governor Parson Announces Total Flood Recovery Funding Surpassed $115.9 Million as FEMA Application Period Closed

Governor Parson Announces Total Flood Recovery Funding Surpassed $115.9 Million as FEMA Application Period Closed Jefferson City — Governor Mike Parson today announced that over 13,500 Missouri households had been approved for Federal…

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Governor Parson Announces $410 Million in Community Water Infrastructure Grants

Governor Parson Announces $410 Million in Community Water Infrastructure Grants Jefferson City — Governor Mike Parson today announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is awarding $410 million to help Missouri communities…

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Acting Governor Mike Kehoe Makes Three Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Acting Governor Mike Kehoe Makes Three Appointments to Boards and Commissions JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Acting Governor Mike Kehoe announced three appointments to Missouri boards and commissions on behalf of Governor Mike Parson while he is…

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Governor Parson Announces Two Judicial Appointments

Governor Parson Announces Two Judicial Appointments JEFFERSON CITY — Prior to departing on his Trade Mission, Governor Mike Parson made two judicial appointments to the 7th and 31st Judicial Circuits. Mr. Calan T. McConkey, of Liberty,…

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Governor Parson Makes Four Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions, Appoints New Division of Employment Security Director

Governor Parson Makes Four Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions, Appoints New Division of Employment Security Director JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced four appointments to various boards and commissions and…

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Governor Parson to Embark on Trade Mission to Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Greece to Promote Missouri as Ideal Business Location

Governor Parson to Embark on Trade Mission to Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Greece to Promote Missouri as Ideal Business Location JEFFERSON CITY — From November 10 - 20, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel…

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 22-06 Closing State Offices November 25

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 22-06 Closing State Offices November 25 JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Parson signed Executive Order 22-06 closing state offices on Friday, November 25, 2022, the day after the Thanksgiving Day…

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Governor Parson Announces Three Judicial Appointments

Governor Parson Announces Three Judicial Appointments JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced three judicial appointments. Appointments were made to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District and the 17th and 23rd…

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Governor Parson Makes Six Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions, Fills One County Office Vacancy

Governor Parson Makes Six Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions, Fills One County Office Vacancy JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced six appointments to various boards and commissions and filled one county…

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Governor Parson Grants 18 Pardons for Month of October

Governor Parson Grants 18 Pardons for Month of October JEFFERSON CITY — For the month of October 2022, Governor Mike Parson granted 18 pardons pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official…

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Governor Parson Announces $1 Million 'Missouri Blue Scholarship' Fund to Assist Law Enforcement Academy Recruits

Governor Parson Announces $1 Million 'Missouri Blue Scholarship' Fund to Assist Law Enforcement Academy Recruits JEFFERSON CITY — Governor Mike Parson today announced the launch of the $1 million “Missouri Blue Scholarship”…

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Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome Lighted Pink in Recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome Lighted Pink in Recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month JEFFERSON CITY — Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome to shine pink on Friday, October 21, 2022, in recognition of…

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Missouri Agriculture Updates - October 14, 2022

Governor Parson Celebrates Success of 2022 Missouri State Fair Governor Mike Parson and Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced this week that the 2022 Missouri State Fair welcomed more than 340,000 visitors to the annual 11-day…

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Governor Parson Fills Three County Office Vacancies

Governor Parson Fills Three County Office Vacancies JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced appointments to three county office vacancies as well as appointed members to the Health and Educational Facilities Authority of the…

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Missouri Agriculture Update: October 7, 2022

Governor Parson Proclaims October as Pork Month in Missouri Governor Mike Parson has proclaimed October as Pork Month in the state of Missouri, in recognition of the high-quality pork produced by Missouri pig farmers and their families.…

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Governor Parson Celebrates Success of 2022 Missouri State Fair

Governor Parson Celebrates Success of 2022 Missouri State Fair JEFFERSON CITY — Governor Mike Parson and Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today that the 2022 Missouri State Fair welcomed more than 340,000 visitors to the…

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Governor Mike Parson Proclaims October as Pork Month in Missouri

The official proclamation has been presented to the Missouri Pork Association. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Mike Parson has proclaimed October as Pork Month in the state of Missouri, in recognition of the high-quality pork produced…

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Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome Lighted Red in Honor of Fallen Firefighters

Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome Lighted Red in Honor of Fallen Firefighters JEFFERSON CITY — Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome lighted red beginning at sunset on Saturday, October 8 until sunrise on…

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Missouri Celebrates Farm to School Month

Governor Parson Proclaims October as Farm to School Month. Jefferson City, MO. – Governor Mike Parson proclaimed October to be Farm to School Month in Missouri. Farm to School Month celebrates school nutrition professionals, farmers and…

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Governor Parson Signs Largest Income Tax Cut in State History into Law

Governor Parson Signs Largest Income Tax Cut in State History into Law JEFFERSON CITY — Today, during a press conference and ceremony at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson signed SBs 3 & 5 and HB 3 into law. Both pieces of…

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Governor Parson Grants 26 Pardons for Month of September

Governor Parson Grants 26 Pardons for Month of September JEFFERSON CITY — For the month of September 2022, Governor Mike Parson granted 26 pardons pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official…

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Governor Parson Issues Statement Regarding Income Tax Cut Approved by Missouri General Assembly

Governor Parson Issues Statement Regarding Income Tax Cut Approved by Missouri General Assembly JEFFERSON CITY — Governor Parson issued the following statement regarding the General Assembly approving income tax cut legislation: "We are…

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Governor Parson Proclaims the Month of October as Clean Water Month in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has signed a proclamation declaring October 2022 as Clean Water Month in Missouri. In the proclamation, Governor Parson noted that Oct. 18 marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which aimed to prevent, reduce and…

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Governor and First Lady Parson to Host Fifth Annual Parson Family Fall Festival and Trick-or-Treating at the People's House

Governor and First Lady Parson to Host Fifth Annual Parson Family Fall Festival and Trick-or-Treating at the People's House JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson announced that the fifth annual Parson…

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Two Months after Historic Flooding, over $85 Million in Assistance has been Approved for St. Louis Area Residents

Two Months after Historic Flooding, over $85 Million in Assistance has been Approved for St. Louis Area Residents JEFFERSON CITY — Governor Mike Parson today announced that two months after historic flooding impacted the St. Louis area,…

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Governor and First Lady Parson Announce Capitol Dome and Governor's Mansion to be Lighted Orange in Recognition of Hunger Action Month

Governor and First Lady Parson Announce Capitol Dome and Governor's Mansion to be Lighted Orange in Recognition of Hunger Action Month JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson announced that the Missouri…

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Governor Parson Makes 100th Judicial Appointment with Appointment of Judge Renee Hardin-Tammons to Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District

Governor Parson Makes 100th Judicial Appointment with Appointment of Judge Renee Hardin-Tammons to Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson marked the 100th judicial appointment of his…

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Governor Parson Appoints James Kjar as Associate Circuit Judge for the 27th Judicial Circuit

Governor Parson Appoints James Kjar as Associate Circuit Judge for the 27th Judicial Circuit JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed James Kjar as Associate Circuit Judge for Benton County in the 27th Judicial Circuit. He…

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Nearly $3 Million in Grants Approved for Eleven Missouri Colleges and Universities to Help Enhance Nursing Programs Across Missouri

Nearly $3 Million in Grants Approved for Eleven Missouri Colleges and Universities to Help Enhance Nursing Programs Across Missouri JEFFERSON CITY — Governor Mike Parson today announced nearly $3 million in grant funding has been approved…

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Governor Parson Joins American Foods Group to Break Ground on New $800 million Facility in Warren County

Governor Parson Joins American Foods Group to Break Ground on New $800 million Facility in Warren County JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson participated in the ground breaking ceremony for American Foods Group, LLC's (AFG) new…

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Governor Parson Makes Five Judicial Appointments

Governor Parson Makes Five Judicial Appointments JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced five judicial appointments to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District and the 4th, 7th, 23rd, and 31st Judicial Circuits.…

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Governor Parson Awards Public Safety Medal to First Responders and Civilians for Heroic Actions in 2021

Governor Parson Awards Public Safety Medal to First Responders and Civilians for Heroic Actions in 2021 JEFFERSON CITY — This morning, Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 23 first responders and four…

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Governor Parson Grants 25 Pardons for Month of August

Governor Parson Grants 25 Pardons for Month of August JEFFERSON CITY — For the month of August 2022, Governor Mike Parson granted 25 pardons pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents…

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Governor Parson Issues Special Session Call for Historic Tax Cut, Critical Agriculture Tax Credits

Jefferson City — Today, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that he has issued the official call for a special session to make historic income tax cuts and extend key agriculture tax credit programs…

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Governor Parson Makes Four Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced four appointments to various boards and commissions. Gloria Clark Reno, of University City, was appointed to the Public Defender Commission. Judge Reno has served as the Presiding…

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Governor Parson Makes Two Appointments to the State Highways and Transportation Commission

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced two appointments to the State Highways and Transportation Commission. Warren K. Erdman, of Kansas City, was appointed to the State Highways and Transportation Commission. Mr. Erdman…

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Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson Unveil First Lady's Official Portrait to be Displayed at Governor's Mansion

Jefferson City — Today, during an event at the Governor's Mansion, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson unveiled the First Lady's official portrait that will join 28 other portraits of Missouri First Ladies displayed on the first…

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Federal Government Approves Governor Parson's Request for Federal Disaster Declaration to Assist St. Louis Region after Record Flooding

Jefferson City — This afternoon, President Joe Biden approved Governor Mike Parson’s request for a major disaster declaration for Missouri in response to the severe flooding that impacted the St. Louis region from July 25 to July 28. The…

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Governor Parson Requests Federal Disaster Assistance for Historic Flash Flooding in St. Louis Region

Jefferson City — Today, Governor Mike Parson requested that the President issue a major disaster declaration to provide federal assistance in the City of St. Louis as well as St. Louis, St. Charles, and Montgomery counties in response to…

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Governor Parson Provides Update on Support to St. Louis Region to Expedite Federal Disaster Declaration Request

Jefferson City — As the state continues working to document damage levels necessary for a federal disaster declaration in response to the record flooding in the St. Louis region, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) damage…

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Acting Governor Kehoe Issues Executive Order 22-05 in Response to Severe Weather, Flooding in St. Louis Area

Jefferson City — Today, acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe signed Executive Order 22-05 in response to severe flooding occurring in the St. Louis region. The Order declares a State of Emergency exists in…

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Acting Governor Kehoe Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of North Kansas City Police Officer Daniel Vasquez

Jefferson City — Today, acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe ordered the U.S. and Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff at government buildings in Clay and Jackson counties on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, to…

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Governor Parson's Statement on Flooding Event in St. Louis Area

Jefferson City — Governor Mike Parson has issued the following statement in response to substantial rainfall and flooding occurring in the St. Louis area: "I have been briefed on the extreme flooding in the St. Louis area. We appreciate the…

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Missouri Department of Agriculture Statement on Governor Parson's Call for a Special Session

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Agriculture thanks Governor Mike Parson for his leadership and support of agriculture, the state’s top economic driver. His decision on July 1st, shows a long-term commitment to rural…

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Over 100 Grassroots Conservatives Turn Out to Support Governor Eric Greitens in Jefferson County

St. Louis, MO -- MAGA Champion and former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens draws a massive crowd of over 100 voters in Arnold, Missouri for the final stop of Greitens' ‘No MO RINO’ statewide tour. As reported by the St. Louis…

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Governor Mike Parson Proclaims June as Dairy Month

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On June 23rd, on behalf of Missouri dairy farmers and processors throughout the state, Governor Mike Parson proclaimed June to be Dairy Month in Missouri. Governor Parson presented the proclamation at Hiland Dairy in…

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