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Today, 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 mission to secure the Texas-Mexico Border.

Today, Governor Mike Parson kicked off the first project within Missouri's Improve I-70 Program with an official groundbreaking ceremony in Columbia.

Today, 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 that impacted the state from May 19 – 27. These storms generated tornadoes, high winds, heavy rain, and flooding across southern Missouri, causing significant damage to homes, businesses, and public infrastructure.

Today, 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.

Today, 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 Disability.

Today, 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, Howell, McDonald, Madison, New Madrid, Oregon, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard, and Texas counties following severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes that occurred May 19 – 27.

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 the appropriate government agencies and have been sent to the individuals.

Today, 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, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard, and Texas counties following severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes that occurred May 19 - 27. This request begins the process of obtaining federal disaster assistance for the 10 counties.  

Today, 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 Amendment 1 and Amendment 4 are proposed changes to Missouri's Constitution. A brief summary of each ballot measure is below:

Today, 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 Governor capacity from May 18 - June 4, 2024.

"Each time we've been overseas, Lt. Governor Kehoe has always dutifully answered the call to ensure state government continues operating efficiently and effectively," Governor Parson said. "We know Lt. Governor Kehoe offers a steady hand of leadership that Missourians can count on."