This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Sept. 3, 2018

  

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Coming out of Labor Day weekend, Missouri’s Governor Mike Parson began his week on Tuesday by speaking about the upcoming special session.

On Tuesday, Parson spoke in Springfield with Rep. Kevin Austin about the need for new treatment court legislation, as well as making a stop in Hannibal.

Gov. Parson also headed to Springfield that day, speaking at Launch Code about the role STEM education plays in workforce development. He also continued the discussion again with a stop at Cerner.

He’s calling on lawmakers to consider gubernatorial appointments as well.

You can read more about the two items to debated in the upcoming special session here:

Special session to put spotlight on treatment courts

Workforce development takes lead in special session as legislature debates STEM education bill

Wednesday saw the kick off of the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development in Kansas City, which began with a 9 a.m. roundtable to discuss the importance of STEM education and workforce development. Wednesday was also the day in which Parson signed the proclamations for the special session.

The opening ceremony began at 1 p.m. with the introduction of special guest Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee.

That afternoon, Parson toured Metropolitan Community College and met with students and teachers.

On Thursday, Parson delivered his keynote address.

On Friday, Parson headed to St. Louis, where he spent the day visiting various spots around the city with Mayor Lyda Krewson and Kansas City Mayor Sly James.

Among his stops were Nathaniel Rivers Place Apartments, MADE (Makers Artists Designers Entrepreneurs), T-REX, oosevelt High School (JAG Program), Ranken Technical College, and Real Time Crime Center.

 

Parson also gave an address while visiting the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, and met with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Board that afternoon.

Governor Parson addresses the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen

Benjamin Peters is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine, and also produces the #MoLeg Podcast. He joined the Missouri Times in 2016 after working as a sports editor and TV news producer in mid-Missouri. Benjamin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield. To contact Benjamin, email benjamin@themissouritimes.com or follow him on Twitter @BenjaminDPeters.