Tag: Lt. Gov. Mike Parson

RELEASE: Lt. Gov. Mike Parson Applauds House Passage of Lawsuit Reform Bill, Encourages Passage of Legislation in Senate

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has released the following statement thanking the House for perfecting Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer’s HB1578 and encouraging the Senate to pass Sen. Brian Munzlinger’s SB546, a similar bill currently awaiting a vote. “I applaud the House for taking a step to rid our state of junk lawsuits by perfecting HB1578.  This legislation includes commonsense venue reforms that will prevent out-of-state attorneys from abusing Missouri’s court system, as they […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will attend the Whiteman Air Force Base Community Council

 (Johnson County, MO) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will attend the Whiteman Air Force Base Community Council. The featured city is Sedalia, Missouri. Lieutenant Governor Parson will speak about the importance of Whiteman Air Force Base, its economic impact on Missouri, its relationship with Sedalia, and how important it is to have continued support for Whiteman Air Force Base. Who:               Lieutenant Governor Michael L. Parson   What:             Whiteman Air Force Base Community Council When:             Wednesday, March […]

RELEASE: Statement from Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson on the Inaccurate Reports Regarding the FY19 Budget

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – On January 30, 2018, several media outlets reported on the Office of Lieutenant Governor’s FY19 budget. Many of the headlines read, “Missouri’s Lieutenant Governor Wants a Personal Driver.” All proceedings are recorded, and it is important that the information be accurately reported and perceived correctly. The Office of Lieutenant Governor asked for an additional $50,000 for the FY19 budget. The request was for additional money to be divided into two entities:  $25,000 […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson Travels to Pearl Harbor to Represent Missouri for the Arrival of the USS Missouri

Lieutenant Governor Parson will travel to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a two-day ceremony to formally welcome the seventh Virginia-class attack nuclear submarine, fourth ship in the United States Navy named in honor of the USS Missouri (SSN-780) into Pearl Harbor. This historical event was planned and orchestrated by the USS Missouri Memorial Association. In addition to the 80 crew and family members in attendance, Lieutenant Governor Parson will join dignitaries of Hawaii and many other […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson to Speak at the 2018 Lake Area Legislative Reception

(OSAGE BEACH, MO) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will speak at the 2018 Lake Area Legislative Reception. The legislative reception is hosted by the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce, the Eldon Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lake West Chamber of Commerce, the Versailles Chamber of Commerce, the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Tri-County Lodging Association. Lieutenant Governor Parson will speak about his vision for the State […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson’s 2017 Year in Review

On Christmas Eve last year, I had undergone a five-way bypass surgery. Less than two weeks later on Monday, January 9, 2017, I took the oath of office as the 47th Lieutenant Governor. I was reminded, on my first day of office, of the many challenges Missouri faced in the upcoming months and years. A commitment was made to represent the young and the old, Republicans and the Democrats, from all walks of life. One […]

Parson, Schmitt defend rural Missouri with ‘no’ votes on ending low-income housing tax credits

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Housing Development Commission met Tuesday, voting 8-2 to cancel the state’s tax credit match for federal low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), a move criticized by Lt. Gov. Mike Parson as one that will hurt rural Missouri by drastically limiting housing options for the disabled, the elderly, and veterans in rural Missouri. Wait list estimates for LIHTC developments soar towards 30,000 – double the population of an average city in Missouri. “I […]

Parson calls for ouster of St. Louis Veterans Home administrator

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Lt. Governor Mike Parson is continuing to call for action to resolve the issues of alleged mistreatment at the St. Louis Veterans Home, and the solution he is calling for is the removal of the top administrators at the embattled veterans home. “Of all the veterans homes we have in this state, this is the one that seems to have the issues,” Parson said. “And it’s reoccurring, the same problems.” In […]

Governor’s commissioners pass draft motion to not fund tax credits in FY2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. – At the rescheduled Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) meeting Friday, six men voted in an executive suite at the Holiday Inn to support a draft motion to not issues tax credits for FY2019. Over an estimated 150-200 people, ranging from tax credit housing residents, lawmakers, and stakeholders looked on as only Lt. Gov. Mike Parson and state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis City, spoke more than briefly about what tax credits meant to […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson extends best wishes to departing staff member Tyler Habiger

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Tyler Habiger, Director of Communications for Lieutenant Governor Parson, will be leaving the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on November 9 to pursue a career in higher education. He has accepted a position with the Kansas University Endowment Association in Lawrence, KS and will pursue a doctorate degree and teach. “Tyler has been an outstanding employee since my first campaign for the Missouri Senate, and a friend of my family for many years,” said […]