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Governor Mike Parson has arranged for multiple championship trophies from Missouri's professional sports teams to be on display at the State Capitol Rotunda during the Bicentennial Inaugural Parade and Ball. Championship trophies will be on display and available for photo opportunities for the general public on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Today, on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Governor Mike Parson released the following statement remembering those who were lost on that fateful day:

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that his administration will reject the Biden Administration's attempt to enforce an unconstitutional, federal vaccine mandate for Missourians and private businesses. The Office of the Governor has been in communication with leadership from the Missouri General Assembly and the Attorney General's Office to align resources for a pending legal fight. 

Next week, Governor Mike Parson will attend various meetings and events across the state, as well as host the Bicentennial Inaugural Parade and Ball at the State Capitol in Jefferson City.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the appointment of Jerri J. Zhang as Circuit Judge for Division 3 of the 16th Judicial Circuit. She will fill the Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable David M. Byrn. 

Today, Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome to shine red and blue beginning on Saturday, September 11, 2021, in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced three appointments to the Coroner Standards and Training Commission and filled three county office vacancies.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Missouri’s request for a major disaster declaration. A total of 21 counties will receive federal assistance in response to severe storms and flooding beginning in late June and continuing through July 1. The Governor’s August 13 request included $10 million in qualifying disaster-related expenses that had already been identified.

This morning, Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and live-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored for taking on harrowing risks during emergencies to save lives and support first responders.  

Today, Governor Mike Parson granted 12 pardons and approved one commutation 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 are being sent to the individuals.