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New Missouri Governor Parson Meeting With Federal, State Lawmakers

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is meeting with federal and state lawmakers as he begins his second full week in office.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is meeting with federal and state lawmakers as he begins his second full week in office.

Parson was to meet Monday at the Missouri Capitol with U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill along with most members of Missouri's U.S. House delegation.

Later, Parson was to hold separate, private meetings with the Republican and Democratic caucuses of the Missouri House and Senate before making his first public address to a joint session of the Legislature at 5 p.m. Monday.

Parson, a Republican, ascended from lieutenant governor to the top executive spot when Republican Gov. Eric Greitens resigned on June 1. Greitens' quit while facing a potential legislative impeachment proceeding amid allegations of sexual and political misconduct.

Parson has been emphasizing the need for unity.

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