Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Public Safety has approved a total of over $9.9 million in grants to 43 sheriff’s offices across the state for security and other improvements to local jails.

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 23-03, activating the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan and Missouri National Guard in response to severe weather. Parts of Missouri are already experiencing severe weather with more forecasted across the state throughout the evening.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced three judicial appointments to the 16th and 21st Judicial Circuits.

For the month of March 2023, Governor Mike Parson granted 16 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 the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded more than $94 million through the Community Revitalization Grant Program for 70 projects across the state. The program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and part of Governor Parson's Fiscal Year 2023 budget plan, is focused on investing in communities of all sizes to support local priorities, encourage economic recovery, and build resilience for the future.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced six appointments to various boards and commissions.

Today, on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Acting Governor Mike Kehoe ordered the U.S. and Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff at government buildings in Gasconade County on Sunday, March 19, in honor of Hermann Police Department Detective Sergeant Mason Griffith.

Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed Josephine (Jody) Larison Stockard as Associate Circuit Judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit. She will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable T. Todd Myers as Circuit Judge.

Today, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson addressed the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to promote Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and commend the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) recent involvement in the program.

From March 10 - 17, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel to Sweden and Germany for an international Trade Mission. Sweden and Germany are key trade partners for Missouri, with more than $29 million and nearly $680 million in exports in 2022, respectively.