On Camera: Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington talks elections, special session

06/15/2010 05:11 PM

(VIDEO) State Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington, a Republican from Fort Wright and former Kentucky State Police major, predicted Republicans will cut into the Democrats’ 65-35 seat control in the state House and suggested reforms to the way the legislature does business.

Edgington, who is the 4th congressional district Republican chairwoman, has been involved in helping recruit and campaign for GOP House candidates and stopped by Insight’s Florence studios for an interview with cn|2 Politics.

In addition to talking about the fall 2010 state legislative elections, she said state leaders need to come together quickly with a bipartisan commission to begin looking at revamping the state’s tax code and implement new government efficiency.

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In the second part, Edgington said “personalities play a part” in the recent stalemates in the legislature over issues, such as the state budget. And she predicted that voters will demand the lawmakers set new rules to pass the budget on time instead of having to come back for a six-day special session as they did last month at a cost of $63,000 per day.

“I think it’s extreme that we’re coming back to Frankfort and spending taxpayer dollars when they expect us to get a job done in 60 days in a long session,” she said.

Here it is:

- Interview by Ryan Alessi, directed by Dennis Ruby, audio by Dan Williams, camera operation by Joe Zink and Dan Pelstring

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