Today, Governor Mike Parson ordered United States and Missouri flags be lowered to half-staff at all government buildings in Franklin County, the Fire Fighters Memorial of Missouri in Kingdom City, and firehouses statewide on Thursday, June 29, from sunrise to sunset in honor of New Haven-Berger Fire Protection District Firefighter Lloyd M. Ruediger.
Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced Missouri will receive more than $1.7 billion through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, part of the federal Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act (IIJA). Missouri’s BEAD program allocation ranks as the third highest among all states, the District of Columbia, and five territories.
Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that he will host a public viewing of the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl LVII Lombardi Trophy at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.
Today, Governor Mike Parson announced six appointments to various boards and commissions.
Today, Governor Mike Parson announced he has named Jamie Birch, 34, to serve as a member of his senior staff as Director of Policy, effective immediately. Birch most recently served as Governor Parson's Deputy Director of Policy.
Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that Michelle Hataway will serve as Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) following Maggie Kost's departure. Hataway's appointment is effective immediately.
Today, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe ordered the U.S. and Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff at government buildings in Newton and Jasper counties on Wednesday, June 14, in honor of Ron Richard, the only person in Missouri history to have served as both Speaker of the Missouri House and President Pro Tempore of the Missouri Senate.
Today, in response to worsening drought conditions throughout the state and upon the advice of the Missouri Drought Assessment Committee, Governor Mike Parson announced the availability and process for Missouri family farms to obtain emergency hay and water:
Today, in an effort to protect the integrity of female sports and Missouri children from potentially harmful experimental surgeries and treatment, Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill (SB) 39 and SB 49 into law.