Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Corbett Becomes Governor Today

Republican Tom Corbett will brave the elements today when he’s sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 46th governor.
Snow and rain are in the forecast, with temperatures hovering near freezing, but as of this time Corbett’s inaugural will not be moved to an alternate indoor location.
The Allegheny County Republican will take the oath of office on the east side of the state Capitol, using a bible once owned by William Penn. His running mate, Jim Cawley, takes the oath of office about an hour earlier, inside the State Senate’s chamber.
One to three inches of snow are in the forecast, with ice accumulation of up to two-tenths of an inch, as well.
Inaugural events began yesterday, with a concert featuring performers from across Pennsylvania.
Corbett and his wife Susan will attend Mass at Harrisburg’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral this morning, before the inaugural ceremony begins at 11:30.
Tonight’s ball will take place at the Harrisburg Farm Show complex.
Tickets to the event cost 150 dollars.
Some companies paid up to $50,000 to sponsor the events.

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