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Missouri’s governor prepares to send more troops, resources to southern border

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s governor said he is spending the week figuring out which and how many resources to send to the southern border in Texas.

The state currently has roughly 250 Missouri National Guard members deployed to the southern border, but the governor wants more boots on the ground. Over the weekend, Gov. Mike Parson met with governors from more than a dozen states in Texas to get a better idea of Operation Lone Star and to offer more resources.

“When it comes to securing the border to protect the American people, we all become border states,” Parson said in an interview Monday. “Gov. Greg Abbott is a good guy, but he is literally the lone ranger in this particular time.”

The full article is available at ozarksfirst.com.

(Story by Megan Mueller, Emily Manley, ozarksfirst.com)

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