Mike Parson

Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Continues Focus on Restructuring State Government with Visits to Missouri Correctional Centers

Missouri Governor Mike Parson Meets with Department of Corrections Staff in Farmington, Bonne Terre, and Charleston JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson visited three Missouri prisons Friday to meet with Missouri Department of Corrections (MODOC) staff to continue the focus on restructuring state government and discuss proposed changes designed to improve conditions … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Continues Focus on Restructuring State Government with Visits to Missouri Correctional Centers

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Parson Joined by Farmers, Ranchers for ‘Farmer’s Talk’

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Yesterday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson was joined by several farmers and ranchers for the first ‘Farmer’s Talk’ of the 2019 season in advance of the 34th KMMO Ag-Day, which was hosted at the home of family farmers Isaac and Elizabeth Christy in Nelson, Missouri.  Governor Parson was joined by Director … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Governor Parson Joined by Farmers, Ranchers for ‘Farmer’s Talk’

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Declares State of Emergency in Missouri in Response to Flooding

Governor Parson and Congressman Graves To Meet With Local Officials in Atchison and Buchanan Counties JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Thursday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reservoirs, snow melt and … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Declares State of Emergency in Missouri in Response to Flooding

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Encourages Missourians to Think Safety as Flooding Continues

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson urged Missourians to use caution around floodwater as Missouri River levels near cresting at major flood stage in some Missouri communities.  Rain will move into the western part of the state tonight through Wednesday morning but is expected to have minimal effect on current river levels. … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Encourages Missourians to Think Safety as Flooding Continues

Missouri Governor Mike Parson Meets with Emergency Management Team as Flooding Impacts More of State

Missourians Urged to Take Protective Actions JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Yesterday morning, as Missouri River levels continued to rise, Governor Mike Parson met with his emergency management team to review and update flood response plans.  The team met at the State Emergency Operations Center, which is activated in response to expected historic flooding along … Continue reading Missouri Governor Mike Parson Meets with Emergency Management Team as Flooding Impacts More of State

Missouri Political News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Yesterday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced 10 new appointments to various boards and commissions. Vernon Vito Bracy, of Chesterfield, was appointed to the Lincoln University Board of Trustees. Mr. Bracy is the CEO/President of Renaissance Voice Communications and has served in that role since 2009.  He has worked in the … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Continues Focus on Top Priority – Workforce Development, Encourages Legislature to Pass Fast Track

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson encouraged legislators to pass Fast Track, a top priority in the Governor’s agenda to move Missouri forward.  The Governor traveled to businesses and training facilities with Senator Gary Romine and Representative Kathy Swan to highlight Fast Track, the Governor’s priority that would help reskill Missouri workers … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Continues Focus on Top Priority – Workforce Development, Encourages Legislature to Pass Fast Track

Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Announces New Child Care Working Group to Ensure Safe, Quality Care

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the new Child Care Working Group that will work to ensure safe and quality care for Missouri children.  Staff from the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Department of Social Services (DSS), Department of Public Safety (DPS), Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Announces New Child Care Working Group to Ensure Safe, Quality Care

Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Commends Missouri House for Passage of Fast Track Workforce Development Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – The Missouri House today passed House Bill 225, sponsored by Representative Kathy Swan, by a vote of 101-49. Fast Track is one of Governor Parson’s top workforce development priorities to help reskill and retool Missouri workers to meet the workforce demands of the future. “I am pleased the Missouri House … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Commends Missouri House for Passage of Fast Track Workforce Development Program

Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Makes Appointment to Fill Vacancy on Conservation Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson today announced an appointment to fill the vacancy on the Conservation Commission. Barry Orscheln, of Columbia, was appointed to the Conservation Commission Mr. Orscheln is the Chairman and CEO of Orscheln Industries, a privately-owned, third generation business organization, headquartered in Moberly, Missouri.  The company has global … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Makes Appointment to Fill Vacancy on Conservation Commission

Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson, Director Chinn Urge Congress to Sign United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Today, Governor Mike Parson and Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn published a joint letter that was sent to Missouri’s Congressional Delegation urging them to sign President Trump’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  In the letter, Governor Parson and Director Chinn emphasized that the improved trade agreement will maintain zero tariffs on … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson, Director Chinn Urge Congress to Sign United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Missouri Governor Mike Parson will kick off trout season at Bennett Spring State Park

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson will officially kick off trout season at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon when the siren sounds at 6:30 a.m. on March 1. WHO: Governor Michael L. Parson WHAT: Trout Opening Ceremony WHEN: March 1 at 6:30 a.m. WHERE: Bennett Spring State Park Old Hatchery Building … Continue reading Missouri Governor Mike Parson will kick off trout season at Bennett Spring State Park

Missouri News: Missouri on Track to Become a Model Employer

Governor Parson announces Missouri’s selection for a federal program aimed at expanding employment and training opportunities for individuals with disabilities JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced today that Missouri is on track to become a Model Employer state for individuals living with disabilities and has been selected for a mentorship program through … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri on Track to Become a Model Employer

Missouri Governor Parson Announces New Approach to Economic and Workforce Development, Calls for Reorganization of State Government

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 17, 2019 – Missouri Governor Mike Parson issued multiple executive orders today announcing a major restructuring of four state agencies in an effort to improve economic and workforce development in Missouri. “When you look at our economy, you see a lot of good things—low unemployment, job growth, wage growth,” Governor … Continue reading Missouri Governor Parson Announces New Approach to Economic and Workforce Development, Calls for Reorganization of State Government

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson Delivers 2019 State of the State Address

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 16, 2019 – Today, Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson delivered his first State of the State Address to a Joint Session of the 100th Missouri General Assembly. The Governor’s speech focused on his two core priorities, workforce development and infrastructure.  The Governor stated these are the right priorities to ensure … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson Delivers 2019 State of the State Address

Missouri News: Governor Michael L. Parson Makes Appointments to Various Boards and County Offices

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 9, 2019 – Missouri Governor Parson today announced fifteen appointments to various commissions and offices. Nyle Bowyer, of Brunswick, was appointed as the Chariton County Coroner. Bowyer is the Technology Coordinator for Brunswick R-II School District and Northwestern R-I School District and is a part-time EMT-B for Saline County Ambulance … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Michael L. Parson Makes Appointments to Various Boards and County Offices

Missouri News: Governor Parson, Director Chinn to Honor Agriculture Leaders during 48th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 7, 2017 – Agriculture leaders from across Missouri will receive high honors in front of hundreds of farmers, ranchers and agriculture leaders during the 48th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture.  During the Missouri Agriculture Awards Luncheon, Gov. Parson and Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn will present recipients of the Missouri Agriculture … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Parson, Director Chinn to Honor Agriculture Leaders during 48th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Parson, Director Chinn Commend President Trump, Congress for Finalizing Farm Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Today, Governor Mike Parson and Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn praised President Donald Trump for quickly signing the 2018 Farm Bill, also known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, into law. “Time and time again, farmers and ranchers are asked to produce more food with fewer resources,” said Governor Parson.  … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Governor Parson, Director Chinn Commend President Trump, Congress for Finalizing Farm Bill

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Announces Scott Fitzpatrick as the Next State Treasurer of Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Yesterday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Scott Fitzpatrick as the next State Treasurer of Missouri. Governor Parson said, “I am honored to appoint Scott Fitzpatrick as the next State Treasurer.  Scott has built his career, as a small business owner and legislator, with a proven track record of being a wise … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Announces Scott Fitzpatrick as the Next State Treasurer of Missouri

Missouri News: Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 18-12 that Establishes the Missouri 2020 Complete Count Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Governor Parson signed Executive Order 18-12 establishing the Missouri 2020 Complete Count Committee. The purpose of this committee is to heighten awareness for the 2020 Census and coordinate messaging and community outreach in hard-to-count areas of Missouri.  An accurate census count is the bedrock of U.S. democracy, and it is a … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 18-12 that Establishes the Missouri 2020 Complete Count Committee

Missouri Political News: Missouri Governor Parson Makes Six Appointments to Boards and Commissions

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Friday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced six appointments to various boards and commissions. Dr. Cindy Herrmann Baker, of Ozark, was appointed to the Committee for Professional Counselors. Dr. Baker is the owner of four counseling-related companies: Baker Consulting Services, LLC; Touchstone Counseling, LLC; Touchstone Helping Families; and Garden of Healing, LLC.  … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Missouri Governor Parson Makes Six Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Missouri Political News: Governor Parson Praises Senator Roy Blunt for Efforts in Securing $90 Million in Federal Infrastructure Grants

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Five infrastructure improvement projects that increase safety, minimize congestion, support efficient freight movement, and promote economic development in Missouri are now possible as a result of more than $90 million in federal grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grants were awarded through the department’s Better Utilizing Investments to … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Governor Parson Praises Senator Roy Blunt for Efforts in Securing $90 Million in Federal Infrastructure Grants

Missouri Political News: Governor Parson’s Statement on Signing of USMCA

Applauds President Trump for Delivering on Promises JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Today, Missouri Governor Mike Parson issued the following statement regarding the signing of the new trade pact, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and applauded the President for delivering on promises made to advocate for fairer trade deals: “Despite skeptics saying NAFTA could never be … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Governor Parson’s Statement on Signing of USMCA

Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson to Light Governor’s Mansion Christmas Trees on November 30

Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Tours of Mansion Open to Public JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Missouri Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will light the 2018 Missouri Governor’s Mansion Christmas trees in a ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 30.  The public is invited to attend the lighting ceremony and Candlelight Tours.  The … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson to Light Governor’s Mansion Christmas Trees on November 30

Missouri News: A Thanksgiving Greeting from Governor Mike Parson

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Yesterday, Governor Mike Parson released the following Thanksgiving greeting: “Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings.  The First Lady and I hope that this day will be a reminder of all the good things that fill your lives.  We also pray that you will continue to be blessed throughout the … Continue reading Missouri News: A Thanksgiving Greeting from Governor Mike Parson

Missouri News: Governor Parson and Treasurer Schmitt Hold Press Conference on State Budget Transparency

Highlight Programs Being Used to Keep Government Accountable JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Today, Governor Mike Parson held a joint press conference with Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt on the collective efforts in providing taxpayers useful tools to help bring transparency to the state budget. During the conference, the Governor praised the work that Treasurer Schmitt … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Parson and Treasurer Schmitt Hold Press Conference on State Budget Transparency

Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Presents Proclamation Commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Missouri Governor Mike Parson presented a Proclamation to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network yesterday morning highlighting and commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  During the ceremony, speakers raised awareness, talked about the importance of increasing breast cancer education, and promoted the significance of maintaining regular cancer screenings. The event also … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Presents Proclamation Commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Parson Signs Executive Order Creating Bicentennial Commission

Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe and Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard to Present at State Historical Society Dinner JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Friday morning Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 18-07 for the creation of a Bicentennial Commission.  The commission will aid the State Historical Society of Missouri as it implements the commemoration of … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Governor Parson Signs Executive Order Creating Bicentennial Commission

Missouri News: Governor Parson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Today, Governor Parson announced six new appointments to various boards and commissions. Dr. Maynard Bill Jones, of Versailles, was reappointed to the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board. Jones is a veterinarian at the Versailles Veterinary Clinic with over 46 years of experience.  He holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Parson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

Missouri News: Governor Parson Appoints Steven Privette as Presiding Judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Governor Parson appointed Steven Privette as Presiding Judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit, which includes Howell, Oregon, Shannon, and Carter Counties.  Privette won the August primary election and is running unopposed in the November general election.  He will succeed Judge David Evans. Privette has practiced law in Willow Springs since … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Parson Appoints Steven Privette as Presiding Judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit