Detroit Free Press: Gretchen Whitmer officially sworn in as Michigan’s 49th governor

LANSING – Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took the oath of office as Michigan’s 49th governor Tuesday, challenging Michiganders to overcome their partisan differences to build a better state, as she said the state’s residents have done previously.

More than 2,000 people braved freezing temperatures on a gray and damp day. Rain that drenched and muddied the Capitol grounds overnight stayed away during the two-hour outdoor ceremony.


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