New Missouri governor strikes cordial tone in joint session address

June 12, 2018 - 6:34 am

In his first address before a joint session of the Missouri legislature,  Gov. Mike Parson praised lawmakers for their work despite the tumultuous climate in Jefferson City.

"You respected the process and you respected the people of this state," Parson said. "In the midst of political strife, you debated and argued passionately for issues you care about."

Parson pointed to several major bills that were passed in the 2018 session, including tax reform, record education funding and government union reform. Kansas City Representative Daron McGee said he liked what he heard from the new governor Monday night.

"I thought it was a good speech," McGee said. "I think the governor is a man of integrity and I think he's somebody we can work with on the Democratic side of the aisle."

Parson embarks on a two-day tour of the state Tuesday. He planned a stop at the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening.

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