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Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson cordially invite families to attend this year’s Candlelight Tours and annual tree lighting ceremony at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion on Friday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. The annual lighting of the tree will be followed by this year’s Candlelight Tours.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced judicial appointments to the 18th and 31st Judicial Circuits.

The Honorable Jeff Mittelhauser, of Sedalia, will be appointed as Circuit Judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit.

The 2023 Missouri Governor's Mansion Christmas trees will arrive on Monday, November 27, 2023, between 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.  A portion of Madison Street will be closed during this time.

The tree that will be displayed on the Mansion lawn is a 30-foot Norway Spruce donated by the family of Daryl and Sherry Richardson of Boone County. There will be three Norway Spruce trees in the interior of the mansion, including two 8-foot and one 10-foot tree donated by Pea Ridge Forest in Hermann.   

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 23-10, extending Missouri's drought alert until May 1, 2024.

Currently, the U.S. Drought Monitor indicates that all or portions of at least 85 Missouri counties are experiencing moderate, severe, or extreme drought conditions. The Executive Order declares a Drought Alert in these Missouri counties and any additional county that begins experiencing drought conditions.  

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Today, Governor Mike Parson delivered the 2023 State of the State Address to the Missouri General Assembly

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 legislation are a result of the special session Governor Parson called to pass historic income tax cuts and extend key agriculture tax credits for a minimum of six years.

Today, in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation giving legal effect to Section 188.017 RSMo and activating the "Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act."