Tag: Governor Mike Parson

Parson calls for unity and a fresh start in first address

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s 57th governor took over the office in a time of turmoil in the state, but Governor Mike Parson’s hope is to bring unity back to the state. With the statewide officeholders, Cabinet members, the Missouri Supreme Court and members of Congress looking on, Parson spoke to the legislature in a special joint session for the first time. “I stand before you at a difficult time for our state,” Parson said. “During […]

Governor Parson announces appointments to the State Board of Education

Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed Carol Hallquist and Peter Herschend to the State Board of Education. “We owe it to our students to provide the best, high quality public education in Missouri,” said Governor Parson. “It was important to act quickly to restore and provide functionality to the State Board of Education. We expect the Board will begin conducting a diligent national search, to find a capable, qualified candidate to serve as Missouri’s Commissioner of […]

Governor Parson announces statewide listening tour

Governor Mike Parson will make nine stops next week to hear from community leaders across Missouri. The tour will begin Tuesday with visits to Springfield, Branson, Carthage, St. Joseph, and Kansas City. The tour will continue Wednesday with visits to Columbia, Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, and St. Louis. “In order to govern effectively and to begin the process of moving our state forward, it is important to take the time to listen and understand different types […]