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This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Feb. 4, 2019


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — This week, Missouri’s chief executive continued promoting workforce development while he traveled the state, spoke to different groups, and praised the General Assembly for working administration priorities.

Gov. Mike Parson kicked off the week recognized the start of the Lunar New Year with a celebration. Parson, along with the help of local students, hung a tradition Duì Lián, or couplet, on the Governor’s Office doors in the Capitol.

Following a roundtable discussion on workforce development on Thursday, Parson held a press conference where he commended the legislatures work on the Fast Track grant program while touting the scholarships advantages.

“I am pleased to see the Legislature swiftly take up and hear one of our administration’s top workforce development priorities,” Parson said. “Fast Track will benefit thousands of Missourians across this state, and I applaud Senator Romine and Representative Swan for their leadership in making sure our workforce is prepared for the demands of the future.”

Parson touts advantages of Fast Track grant program

Business leaders and state leaders from the southern portion of the state met with Parson for a workforce development roundtable in Springfield.

On Wednesday, Parson participated in the Missouri Arts Awards 2019 ceremony. Throughout the week, he spoke to a variety of groups, including the Missouri Electric Cooperatives, the Missouri Prosecutors, the Greater Maryville Chamber, and Missouri Right to Life.

He also got to see his grandson play a basketball game.