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.

Governor Mike Parson told groups of farmers and volunteer responders he expects to request a federal disaster declaration next week, based on preliminary damage assessments being conducted in 16 Missouri counties in response to historic flooding.

Yesterday, Governor Parson received a letter of resignation from Dr. Steve Corsi, Director of Social Services (DSS), stating his last day with the department will be June 3, 2019, which will help to ensure enough time for a smooth transition of leadership within the department. 

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 14 to ensure that the state has the necessary funds to operate through Fiscal Year 2019. The supplemental appropriations bill allows for the continued current operations of Missouri state government

On behalf of Missouri citizens, Governor Mike Parson today submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Today, Governor Mike Parson visited the Advanced Manufacturing Job Fair at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield to announce the creation of 500 new training opportunities with the Certified Production Technician (CPT) certificate.

Today, Governor Mike Parson issued the following statement regarding the Missouri Supreme Court's decision to affirm the trial court's ruling that the Governor has the constitutional authority to appoint the Lieutenant Governor in the event of a vacancy: