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.