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LG Parson steps up to respond to floods

LG Parson steps up to respond to floods

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last week, as flooding affected the southern portion of the state, several statewide officeholders, from Gov. Eric Greitens to State Auditor Nicole Galloway, helped fill sandbags and visit those affected by the rising waters. Lt. Gov. Parson took a different tack, guiding his office to reach out to leaders in flooded


Lt. Gov. Parson meets with new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson welcomed the new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to the Show-Me State this week. Friday morning in Kansas City. Former Georgia Gov. Perdue spent Friday morning in Kansas City, visiting the Midwest just a few days after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. “Secretary Perdue and

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100 Days Later: New statewide elected officials rise to a host of challenges in first days on job

By Benjamin Peters and Travis Zimpfer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a landslide victory in the November elections, the Missouri GOP took over every statewide office on the ballot. And now, 100 days after being sworn in, each Republican has since been tested in some way or another, each rising to the occasion to meet


Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson commends selection of former Governor Sonny Perdue as next Secretary of Agriculture

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson has commended President Trump on his selection of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In a statement, Lieutenant Governor Parson praised Governor Perdue’s accomplishments in both the governmental and private sectors. “Governor Perdue and I share a common past being raised on


Lt. Gov.-elect Parson undergoes surgery, expected to attend inauguration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Incoming Lt. Gov.-elect Mike Parson is recovering from surgery over the holidays. The Republican underwent a successful quintuple bypass surgery in Springfield. A quintuple bypass is an open heart surgery done to treat severely blocked arteries that feed the heart. Parson was released from hospital after a short stay, and is still

Release: Lieutenant Governor-elect Mike Parson Speaks at Protect the Harvest Event

Lt. Governor-elect Mike Parson traveled to Ottawa, Kansas Wednesday to discuss agriculture issues with the Protect the Harvest organization and its founder, Mr. Forrest Lucas. Parson traveled with Mr. Lucas to Kansas to bring awareness to the residents of actions by activist groups attempting to restrict agricultural practices. “Missouri has seen firsthand what these radical

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Parson in position to become powerful lt. governor

After he won a tough primary against Missouri Club for Growth’s Bev Randles, only a handful of people gave Sen. Mike Parson a chance of beating the Democratic contender, former Congressman Russ Carnahan. Carnahan was well-known around the state, well-liked in his former district and, most importantly, he had the Carnahan name – one of

Eric Greitens celebrates with supporters after winning the gubernatorial race for Missouri on November 8, 2016. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Republicans sweep statewides, usher in new era of Missouri politics

Missouri Democrats wake up to stark new reality ST. LOUIS – By February, State Auditor Nicole Galloway will soon be the highest-ranked Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri, not including U.S. Senate seats. That will be because she will be the only Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri. Republicans pulled off a clean sweep of


English, other independent candidates qualify for November ballot

Green Party also qualifies JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Keith English and eleven other independent candidates have qualified for the November ballot, the Secretary of State’s office announced Tuesday. The office also announced that the Green Party had qualified for the ballot. To qualify, independent candidates had to submit submit valid signatures of registered Missouri


GOP legislators support Kinder’s letter to Obama

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Over 100 Missouri legislators signed on supporting Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s denunciation of President Barack Obama’s May 13 “Dear Colleague” letter directing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their preferred gender. Twenty Republican senators and 88 representatives signed on to the effort for Obama to rescind the