Gov Parson’s First 100 Days
On September 9th, Governor Mike Parson served his 100th day as the Governor of Missouri after being sworn in June 1, 2018. During the first 100 days in office, Governor Parson signed a balanced state budget, appointed Mike Kehoe as the new Lieutenant Governor, signed the state’s largest single-year income tax cut, led Missouri’s drought relief efforts, and made 62 appointments.
Parson has traveled to all 34 Senate districts to discuss workforce development and infrastructure. “In order to move Missouri forward, we must get these two issues right,” said Governor Parson. “Business, community, and local leaders across Missouri all agree that we need to rethink how we train our workforce and address our infrastructure needs. Our next generation is counting on us to ensure they have better opportunities to succeed.”
A special legislative session will start on September 10, 2018 and it will run concurrently with the annual constitutionally mandated veto session which will focus on legislation involving increased access to STEM education in Missouri high schools and the expansion of the state’s drug treatment courts. This session is expected to end on Friday, September 14, 2018.
“We applaud Governor Parson’s commitment to workforce and infrastructure – two key needs of Missouri businesses and workers,” said Ray McCarty, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Missouri. “Having worked with Governor Parson throughout his legislative career, I have no doubt the leadership shown by Governor Parson in his first 100 days is only the beginning,” he said.