For the month of May 2023, Governor Mike Parson granted 21 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. Families have been or are in the process of being notified.
Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that he is elevating Department of Social Services (DSS) Acting Director Robert Knodell and Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Acting Director Paula Nickelson to full status Directors of their respective Departments. Their appointments will become effective tomorrow, June 2, 2023.
Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the appointment of Kayla Hahn to the Missouri Public Service Commission. Dr. Hahn most recently served on Governor Parson's senior staff team as Policy Director.
Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 23-05 declaring a Drought Alert in the State of Missouri in accordance with the Missouri Drought Mitigation and Response Plan.
Today, Governor Mike Parson, joined by 17 other Republican Governors, co-led a letter to President Joe Biden opposing his Administration's new rules that punish responsible homebuyers with increased mortgage fees.
Today, during a ceremony at Carnahan Courthouse, Gabriel (Gabe) Gore was sworn in as the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney. Mayor Tishuara Jones and other local leaders were in attendance for the ceremony.
Today, during a press conference at the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office in Carnahan Courthouse, Governor Mike Parson announced that he has selected attorney Gabriel (Gabe) Gore as the next City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney.
Today, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill (HB) 15, a second supplemental budget bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, into law. HB 15 appropriates more than $2 billion to ensure state government operations continue uninterrupted through the end of the current fiscal year, ending June 30, 2023.
Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that public and charter schools in Missouri can begin signing up to utilize a new state-funded mobile emergency alerting app that allows teachers and others to rapidly alert school staff and first responders to emergency situations. The alert app will be available free to schools and users.
Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that he has publicly posted an application for individuals seeking appointment as the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney. Qualified individuals may apply at boards.mo.gov.