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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's Vision For 2021

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Missouri's Republican governor, Mike Parson, has been supportive of restricting abortions in the state.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson touted the state's robust pandemic response in a chamber without a mask mandate.

Between the pandemic and the state budget, Missouri Governor Mike Parson's State of the State address outlined the challenges for Missourians in 2021.

Missouri currently ranks last among states in vaccinations per resident. In spite of this and a recent outbreak in the statehouse, Governor Parson delivered the State of the State in person. The legislature currently has no mask mandate for lawmakers at the capitol.

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