With eight or more inches of snow on the ground outside, the inauguration of Gov. Sam Brownback has been moved inside to the House Chamber in the Capitol building.
The affair is traditionally held on the Capitol steps; Mother Nature had other plans.
Among the dignitaries introduced so far: former Gov. Bill Graves, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, and U.S. Reps. Lynn Jenkins, Second District and Kevin Yoder, Third District, former US Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Former Govs. Mike Hayden and John Carlin, along with Sen. Jerry Moran, were expected to attend but unable to because of the weather.
A message was read from Brownback thanking outgoing Gov. Mark Parkinson for making it “one of the most seamless transitions in recent history.”