Today, Governor Mike Parson announced Colonel Levon Cumpton as the next Adjutant General (TAG) of the Missouri National Guard, who serves as the state’s senior military officer.

Cross-state travelers will avoid months of lengthy traffic delays as a result of the announcement made today by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Congressman Sam Graves that Missouri will receive an $81.2 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a new I-70 Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport.

Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to the state of Missouri’s request to consider expanding last week’s federal disaster declaration. FEMA agreed to reevaluate the request for inclusion of 21 counties that were denied federal assistance on July 9.

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-14, establishing Missouri’s Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the graduation of 26 emerging leaders from the second class of the Missouri Leadership Academy. The graduates, who came from the State of Missouri’s 16 executive departments, were chosen by senior leadership to participate in the cross-department leadership development program.

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-13, creating the Missouri Health Insurance Innovation Task Force. The Governor’s action aims to curb rising healthcare premiums and increase access and competition in health insurance markets for all Missourians.

Today, the state of Missouri requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) expand last week’s federal disaster declaration for the state in two ways: consider making FEMA assistance available to residents and businesses in 21 additional counties; and provide assistance to public agencies in 68 counties to help with repairs to roads, bridges, and other damaged infrastructure.

During a press conference today, Governor Mike Parson announced that Bayer’s North American Crop Science Division is relocating 500 new, high-paying jobs to Creve Coeur, Missouri, with an average wage of $110,000 and a capital investment of $164 million.

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed 19 pieces of legislation into law, concluding bill signings for the 2019 legislative session.

Governor Parson appointed Craig K. Higgins as Associate Circuit Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit. He will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Calea Stovall-Reid to Circuit Judge.