Missouri Supreme Court to Hear Arguments About Lieutenant Governor Appointment

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments next week to decide if Governor Mike Parson has authority to appoint a Lieutenant Governor.

Parson became Governor June 1st and appointed Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe, another Republican, as Lieutenant​​​​​​​ Governor.

The Missouri Democratic part and a World War II Veteran from Hartville filed a lawsuit saying there should have been a vote on the position.

The State Constitution does not specifically address how the Lieutenant​​​​​​​ Governor should be replaced when there is a vacancy.

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