Huntsman inauguration to have fewer events

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gov. Jon Huntsman's second inauguration next month will feature fewer events and a couple of changes from when he first took office.

The biggest change is that the inauguration will take place at the Capitol. In 2005, the Capitol was undergoing renovations and the event took place at Abravenel Hall.

When Huntsman first took office there was also an interfaith service the night before the inauguration, a $250-a-plate inaugural dinner at the Salt Palace to help pay off campaign debt and a "Statehood Celebration" at the E Center in West Valley City.

Huntsman's staff says the only event planned in addition to the swearing-in ceremony this year will be some type of statehood day celebration.

There is about $130,000 in the state budget to cover inauguration costs, about the same amount allocated in 2005.


Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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