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This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Oct. 15, 2018


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Governor has had a busy week traveling to all corners of the Show-Me State in a support of infrastructure and workforce development.

Gov. Mike Parson kicked on his statewide tour advocating for the passage of Proposition D — an increase to the state motor fuel tax — in St. Louis on Tuesday and proceeded to hit twelve more cities by weeks end.

“Missouri’s infrastructure needs are long overdue, and before a tragedy occurs, now is the time to take action,” Parson said. “Prop D’s gradual implementation, constitutionally protected revenues, and regular audits will help to ensure the money will go where it is required to go. That is why I strongly support Prop D.”

Governor calls Prop D supporters to action in Kansas City northland rally

Parson also continued his push for workforce development, speaking at the Missouri Chamber of Commerce’s “Workforce 2030” conference in St. Louis. He talked about his vision for a new approach to workforce development.

October is officially Pork Month in the Show-Me State. Parson recognized the $1 billion industry that ranks seventh in the nation.

Parson commemorated Breast Cancer Awareness Month by having the Capitol Dome be lit pink on Thursday night.

Capitol dome to be lit pink to honor breast cancer patients

He also attended the ribbon cutting ceremony in Columbia for the opening of CenterPointe Hospital’s new facility.

Friday was Buckley Up, Phones Down Day.

The new bicentennial license plate enter circulation on Monday on the heels of the executive order that created the Bicentennial Commission.

Bicentennial license plates now in circulation