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Nixon’s tone resonates with audience

The inaugural message of Gov. Jay Nixon was one of cooperation and bipartisanship, something that seemed to resonate with the crowd.

Nixon was inaugurated at noon Monday on the south lawn of the Capitol. Following his oath of office, Nixon said partisanship and disagreements are not new to the state Legislature, but progress requires cooperation.

That message rang true for many who braved the low temperatures to hear Nixon speak.

Claire Briggs, Rayeshon Morris and Sam Willoh, all 17-year-old students at Jefferson City High School, attended the inauguration as staff members of the Red and Black newspaper.

Briggs said she thought it was a good speech, focusing on how the issues of a divided government are not new to the state.

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