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Governor Mike Parson announced today that the Missouri General Assembly will be called back in for a Special Session concurrent with Veto Session.  The Special Session will take place the week of September 10-14 and will focus on the passage of computer science course access and awareness of career opportunities through STEM education as well as expanding treatment courts in the State of Missouri.

Merit reform legislation passed by the State of Missouri General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session takes effect today, giving the state greater flexibility in how it manages its workforce. The State of Missouri now has the ability to identify and implement new ways to attract the best-qualified job candidates and recognize employees’ superior performance. Ultimately, merit reform will allow the state to strengthen its teams within all 16 executive departments to better serve the citizens of Missouri.

Today, Governor Parson signed the FY2019 budget bills passed by the General Assembly and highlighted priorities of improving infrastructure, increasing workforce development, curbing opioid abuse, fully funding K-12, and stabilizing higher education budgets.

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Governor Mike Parson this afternoon presented 31 public safety awards to first responders and a civilian who heroically saved the lives of people trapped inside two different burning buildings, a SWAT team member who despite being shot was able to end the threat posed by a gunman in a dangerous standoff with law enforcement officers, and a public safety leader who has worked to strengthen relations between police and his community through innovative programs designed to break down barriers.

Governor Mike Parson presented five public safety medals for exemplary service to 17 first responders and three civilians from across the state.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced Eric Schmitt as the next Attorney General of Missouri.

Governor Mike Parson will recognize Dr. George Smith for his Nobel Prize in Chemistry during Saturday’s football game at Faurot Field.

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