Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-06 to give 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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Missouri River through the Master Manual, a 432-page document that lays out eight congressionally authorized purposes: flood control, river navigation, hydroelectric power, irrigation, water supply, water quality, recreation, and fish and wildlife (including preservation of endangered species).
Today, Governor Parson signed House Committee Substitute for House Bills 448 and 206 during a signing ceremony in the Governor’s Office.
Governor Mike Parson today kicked off a middle school conference at the University of Central Missouri celebrating science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM).
Governor Mike Parson visited three Missouri prisons today to meet with Missouri Department of Corrections (MODOC) staff to continue the focus on restructuring state government.
Governor Mike Parson today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reservoirs, snow melt and excessive rainfall.
Governor Mike Parson was joined by several farmers and ranchers for the first ‘Farmer’s Talk’ of the 2019 season.
Governor Mike Parson ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at government buildings statewide be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, March 21, to honor Army Reserve Specialist Jackson D. Johnson, of Hillsboro, Missouri.
The major restructuring of four state agencies has moved to the next phase, signaling another step forward in Governor Mike Parson’s agenda to improve economic and workforce development in Missouri.
Governor Mike Parson today urged Missourians to use caution around floodwater as Missouri River levels near cresting at major flood stage in some Missouri communities.