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January 14, 2013

UPDATES: Missouri inaugural features full day of events

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Looking to the future amid an uncertain economy, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon proclaimed "A New Day for Missouri" after he was sworn in to office four years ago. When he takes the oath Monday for a second term, Nixon plans to look to Missouri's past for inspiration.

The Democrat is to be inaugurated at noon Monday as just the fourth governor in Missouri history to be elected to consecutive terms.

The celebration began Sunday with a private dinner for Nixon's supporters and wraps up Monday night with a formal ball. The events are projected to cost $180,000, with Nixon's campaign committee covering $150,000 and about $30,000 coming from state funds.

Nixon is starting Monday in church for a public worship service before participating in a traditional parade winding past the Governor's Mansion to the Capitol. There will be 10 marching bands from around the state, mascots for Missouri's major sports teams and entries from various military, police and fire departments.

The forecast calls for temperatures at or below the freezing mark when attendees sit down in the 3,840 chairs being placed on the Capitol's south lawn for the inauguration ceremonies. The officials will be seated on a raised platform heated from beneath their feet.

First will come the oaths of office for Missouri's other executives elected this past November ‚Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster, Democratic Treasurer Clint Zweifel, Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander and Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. Only Kander is new to his position.

After Nixon takes the oath with his hand on the family Bible, a 19-gun salute will be led by the 129th Field Artillery Regiment, the unit that once counted Missouri native Harry Truman among its ranks long before he became president.

Nixon, 56, is just the fourth Missouri governor to be re-elected, a feat that was not possible under the state constitution until the second term of Democratic Gov. Warren Hearnes in 1968.



 

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