(Wyo)-Swearing-In Takes Place In Capitol Despite On-Going Renovation
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The swearing-in this morning of Mark Gordon as Wyoming's 33rd governor was one of the more memorable and least-attended because of the time and place.
The first-term Republic took the oath of office along with Wyoming's other 4 statewide elected officials at 6:00 a-m in the rotunda of the state capitol, an unusual setting because the 128-year old building is in its third year of being closed for a $300-million dollar renovation project.
Because of safety restrictions, Gordon was wearing a yellow safety vest and the crowd was limited to a small number of relatives, officials and an Associated Press reporter with the ceremony held under the glare of construction lights.
The more than $300-million dollar project to renovate the Capitol and a nearby office building is nearing completion.
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