A day after Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick took the traditional "lone walk" out of the Statehouse marking the end of his eight years in office, Charlie Baker is planning a day of festivities marking his swearing-in as the state's 72nd chief executive.
The Republican began his day on Thursday with a reception for state lawmakers at Suffolk University Law School.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, both Democrats, were among those who attended the reception and said they shared many of the same priorities as Baker and were looking forward to working with him.
At noon, Baker took his oath of office in the House of Representatives Chamber. Karyn Polito, who will serve as lieutenant governor, was also be sworn-in.
On Wednesday, State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, an Amherst Democrat was elected Senate president.
CBS 3's Michelle Kingston was at the ceremony today and will be live at the statehouse rapping up today's events on the CBS 3 Springfield News First at 4.
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