Gov. Parson to meet with President Trump, Stenger this week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In just his third week in office, Governor Mike Parson will continue discussions to identify the best solutions to address Missouri’s top issues and priorities with meetings at the White House.

According to the governor’s spokesperson, Parson is scheduled to have lunch with a group of governors and President Donald Trump Thursday before heading back to the Show-Me State that evening.

Parson will sit in on Cabinet-level meetings to discuss the needs of Missouri and lay out the issues and priorities, which includes workforce development, infrastructure, and transportation.

Parson also is scheduled to meet with Secretary R. Alexander Acosta, Department of Labor; Secretary Elaine Chao, Department of Transportation; and with senior officials from the Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration.

Prior to his stop in Washington, Parson plans to meet with local business leaders Wednesday, including some of St. Louis’ top employers such as representatives from Boeing, Schnuck Markets, the Regional Business Council, Washington University, and Mercy Hospital.

In addition to his meeting with the president and local business leaders, Parson will meet with St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger individually Wednesday. It will be the second meeting between the two after Parson welcomed Stenger and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to Jefferson City during his first week in office.

After returning to Missouri Thursday night, Parson is expected to complete more bill signings on Friday, with his staff saying more details will be shared later in the week.

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