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For the month of April 2022, Governor Mike Parson granted 14 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. Notifications have also been provided to families.

In honor of Missouri’s fallen law enforcement officers, Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial to be lit blue from sunset on Friday, May 6, 2022, until sunrise on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome lighted green beginning at sunset on Thursday, May 5, 2022, until sunrise on Friday, May 6, 2022, in recognition of Children’s Mental Health Week.

Today, Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the State of Missouri will carry out the sentence of Mr. Carman Deck on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, as ordered by the Supreme Court of Missouri.

Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Thomas A. McCarthy as Circuit Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit. He will fill the Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable David L. Dowd.

Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Timothy Flook as Circuit Judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit. He will fill the Circuit Judge vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Janet L. Sutton to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.

Today, Governor Mike Parson joined 25 other Governors in signing a memorandum of understanding establishing the American Governors' Border Strike Force. The strike force will help increase collaboration and improve intelligence sharing and analyses across participating states to disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations and cartels, combat human smuggling, and stop the flow of illegal drugs to states.

Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome lighted teal beginning at sunset on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, until sunrise on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced six appointments to various boards and commissions and filled one county office vacancy.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that in response to the continuing challenges of accessing an available and skilled workforce, the Department of Mental Health (DMH), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD), has developed Missouri Talent Pathways, an initiative to recruit and retain a highly skilled and dedicated workforce.