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Parson signs first 5 bills as Missouri's governor


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed his first five bills into law since taking office, including one that exempts small farms from parts of the state's clean water law.

The legislation said farms would not need a permit to allow water from their property to run into the state's waterways, whether from irrigation or precipitation. The exemption would not apply to larger farms, and the Department of Natural Resources would still be allowed to intervene to stop pollution.

The law also restricts the department from applying new regulations to certain landfills with co...

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