Incoming Governors' Festivities in Tune with Times; Cautious with Taxpayers' Cash

The Washington Times (Washington, DC), December 31, 2010 | Go to article overview

Incoming Governors' Festivities in Tune with Times; Cautious with Taxpayers' Cash


Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

From extravagant black-tie galas to a casual no-tie barbecue, gubernatorial inauguration events in the coming days will vary widely in cost, size and panache.

Most governors-elect and heads of states returning for another term have vowed to stage relatively simple affairs - a deference to the sluggish economy and high unemployment plaguing the country.

Incoming California Gov. Jerry Brown has planned a no-frill, low-budget and low-key inauguration schedule, highlighted by a modest reception Monday at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento after his swearing-in.

The day's events and inauguration will very much reflect the times we're living in, which are frugal and lean, said Brown spokesman Evan Westrup. It's also a reflection of Jerry Brown's style of leadership and how important it is to lead by example.

Mr. Brown's office won't say how much the events will cost, though news reports in the Golden State have put the price at under $100,000.

The biggest costs of the Democrat's Inauguration Day will be for accommodating the media and staging issues, such as lights, sound systems and stage construction, Mr. Westrup said. Donations and donated services will cover a portion of the costs.

Every expense is being examined closely - from food and staging, right on down to all of the other things that come with the event, he said.

But Florida Gov.-elect Rick Scott is taking a different approach. The Republican has scheduled about a dozen events next week in the state capital of Tallahassee to celebrate his introduction as Florida's 45th governor.

Mr. Scott's inauguration committee has raised at least $2.8 million in private donations for the festivities, which will include breakfasts, a parade, a military appreciation event and a tribute to his wife, Ann Scott.

As a prelude to his Tuesday swearing-in, Mr. Scott this week embarked on a seven-city Forging a Path to Prosperity Appreciation Tour, designed to bring the inauguration of Florida's 45th governor to cities across the state.

Scott spokeswoman Erin Isaac said no taxpayer money will be spent on inauguration events. Any extra proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit group dedicated to wounded military veterans.

Many of Florida's inauguration events are free and open to the public, including the parade and the swearing-in ceremony at the Old Capitol. Floridians also are invited to the inauguration ball at Tallahassee's 13,800-seat civic center, provided they pay $95.

Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent, decided against holding a ball four years ago as the state's economy began to sour. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Incoming Governors' Festivities in Tune with Times; Cautious with Taxpayers' Cash
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.