Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 22-02 declaring a State of Emergency in Missouri and activating the Missouri National Guard in preparation for the severe winter storm forecasted to affect most of the state over the next two days, including significant accumulations of snow, sleet, and ice.

Governor Mike Parson has granted 17 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.

Today, Governor Mike Parson released the following statement refuting the misinformation surrounding Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Don Kauerauf's confirmation hearing before the Missouri Senate.

Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Corey K. Herron as Circuit Judge for the 4th Judicial Circuit, which includes Nodaway, Atchison, Holt, Gentry, and Worth counties. He will fill the Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Roger M. Prokes.

Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Heather R. Cunningham as Circuit Judge for Division 3 of the 21st Judicial Circuit. She will fill the Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Sandra Farragut-Hemphill.

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

On Thursday, January 27, Governor Parson will attend a roundtable discussion with Northwest Missouri State University, Missouri Western State University, and local workforce and education leaders. He will then travel to Kansas City to attend a lunch and tour at the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced a specialized medical team of U.S. military personnel, which includes doctors and nurses, is being deployed to the St. Louis region to support hospital staff strained by COVID-19. The team is expected to be in place at BJC Christian Hospital next week.

Today, Governor Mike Parson delivered the 2022 State of the State Address to the Missouri General Assembly.

Today, Governor Mike Parson ordered U.S. and Missouri flags be flown at half-staff at all government buildings in the City of St. Louis, the Fire Fighters Memorial of Missouri in Kingdom City, and firehouses statewide on Thursday, January 20, from sunrise to sunset in honor of St. Louis Fire Department Firefighter Benjamin James Polson.