Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed Heather J. Hays as Associate Circuit Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit. She will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Craig Higgins as Circuit Judge.

Today, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that he is appointing Andrew Bailey as the next Attorney General of the State of Missouri. Mr. Bailey’s appointment will fill the vacancy created by the election of Attorney General Eric Schmitt to the U.S. Senate. Mr. Bailey currently serves as General Counsel to the Office of Governor Mike Parson.

Governor Mike Parson today announced the Missouri Department of Public Safety has awarded $23 million to St. Louis County as a matching grant to establish a regional intelligence and information center and law enforcement training complex. In order to utilize the award, St. Louis County has agreed to also invest at least $23 million for the law enforcement complex.

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 will be closed during this time.

Governor Mike Parson today announced that over 13,500 Missouri households had been approved for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant assistance of $42.9 million as the FEMA disaster assistance application period for St. Louis area flooding in July closed this month. Including National Flood Insurance payments to policyholders and U.S. Small Business Administration loans, total assistance to St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County residents and businesses was over $115.9 million.

Governor Mike Parson today announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is awarding $410 million to help Missouri communities improve drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well as lead service line inventories.

Today, Acting Governor Mike Kehoe announced three appointments to Missouri boards and commissions on behalf of Governor Mike Parson while he is on a trade mission to Israel, the United Arab Emirates (the UAE), and Greece.

Prior to departing on his Trade Mission, Governor Mike Parson made two judicial appointments to the 7th and 31st Judicial Circuits.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced four appointments to various boards and commissions and appointed a new Division of Employment Security Director within the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

From November 10 - 20, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel to Israel, the United Arab Emirates (the UAE), and Greece for their fourth international Trade Mission. Israel, the UAE, and Greece are existing trade partners for Missouri, with $126 million, $77 million, and $12 million in exports in 2021, respectively.