Governor Mike Parson announced a package of workforce and economic development legislation designed to make Missouri the "Best in the Midwest."

Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation to declare May 5-11, 2019, as Public Service Recognition Week in the State of Missouri to honor Missouri’s public servants during Public Service Recognition Week, which is celebrated nationally.

Governor Parson has ordered the lighting of the Missouri State Capitol dome and the Law Enforcement Memorial in the Capitol’s north plaza to shine blue beginning Friday evening in honor of the state’s law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.

Today the Missouri House of Representatives issued the final vote on Senate Bill 7, sending venue and joinder reform to the governor’s desk. The legislation, which passed 100-46, was sponsored by Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar.

On February 5, 2019, Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation designating Thursday, May 2, 2019, as a Day of Prayer in Missouri. This will be observed on the same date as the 2019 National Day of Prayer.

As the 2019 tax season comes to a close, two key facts have emerged: Incomes are Up, and Taxes are Down.

Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-07 to extend EO 19-06, issued March 28, 2019. That order granted Director Carol Comer, Department of Natural Resources, discretionary authority to temporarily waive, or suspend the operation of, any statutory or administrative rule or regulation during the period of the flooding emergency, and the subsequent recovery period, to best serve the interests of the public health and safety. Executive Order 19-07 extends that authority through June 30, 2019.

Governor Mike Parson recently began an outreach effort to retain veterans who leave military service in Missouri and attract those who separate from the military outside the state. Aligning with the Governor’s focus on workforce development, the outreach addresses the current and projected need for highly skilled and educated workers to fill some of Missouri’s most critical private sector jobs.

Governor Mike Parson today requested that President Donald Trump approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri to provide federal assistance to a total of 13 counties in response to devastating flooding that began March 11.

Today, Governor Mike Parson called for a special election to fill two vacancies in the House of Representatives due to the resignation of Representative Jean Evans, who was recently named Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party, and the appointment of Representative Scott Fitzpatrick as Missouri State Treasurer.