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 until conditions improve in drought-impacted areas. 

Today, 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 currently serves as the deputy director of resource management for MDC and will succeed Sara Parker Pauley, who will retire after 30 years of public service. Sumners will become the tenth director in the Conservation Department’s 87-year history.

Today, 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 Lafayette Police Department Chief Steven A. Singer.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced 23 appointments to various boards and commissions. 

Victoria Babb, of St. Peters, was appointed to the Missouri Community Service Commission

Today, 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 Judicial Circuit. 

Today, 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 2023. 

Today, 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 Operation Lone Star, and assess Missouri's ongoing MSHP deployment to the Southern Border. Lt. Governor Kehoe will be joined by Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Sandy Karsten and MSHP Colonel Eric Olson.

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 equipment to allow first responders to better respond to emergencies and provide additional protection as they do their jobs. 

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.

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 and have been sent to the individuals.