Inauguration moving indoors into Capitol

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The inauguration of Phil Bryant as Mississippi’s 64th governor will move inside into the Mississippi House chamber in the Capitol.

The decision was made Tuesday by Bryant’s office.

Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock says with heavy rain expected in the Jackson area, the decision was made for the safety of the crowd expected to attend the ceremony.

The program will begin in the House chamber at 11 a.m. Republican Bryant will be sworn in at noon.

Seating is limited in the House chamber, and Bullock says several TVs will be set up in the Capitol if the inauguration is held inside.

Because rain or thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon, the inaugural parade is being postponed until Jan. 21.

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