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This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Sept. 10, 2018


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Mike Parson celebrated his first 100 days in office this week, while also watching the legislature work in a special session he called.

Appointments, drought efforts, workforce development and infrastructure tour mark Parson’s 100-days in office

Also on Monday, Parson announced that flags would be flown at half-staff at all government buildings statewide for one full day on Thursday, September 13, 2018, to honor Greene County Deputy Sheriff Aaron P. Roberts.
On Friday, September 7, Deputy Sheriff Aaron P. Roberts was on duty with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and had just completed responding to a 9-1-1 call when his patrol car was swept away by flood waters in Fair Grove, which resulted in his passing.
“Deputy Sheriff Aaron P. Roberts exemplified the finest traditions of our Missouri law enforcement officers,” Governor Parson said. “He was one of the brave few committed to selflessly sacrificing to protect and serve others, despite the risks. His dedication made his community safer and set an example for others. We are grateful for his contributions to Missouri, and join his family, friends and colleagues in mourning his loss.”

On Tuesday, Parson observed the remembrance of those lost on 9/11, as well as attended the unveiling of President Pro Tem Ron Richard’s portrait.

On Wednesday, Parson hosted the outgoing legislators for breakfast.

But for the Parson, the real work lay in the passage of the two bills for which he called a special session, as well as his appointments.

The measures quickly worked their way through the House before heading to the Senate on Thursday, and by Friday afternoon, both proposals had been third read and passed.

As for Parson’s appointments, all but one were given approval by the Senate.

Herschend appointment withdrawn, Senate expects Parson to appoint him again