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5:10 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Constitutional Officers Stick To Familiar Themes In Lexington Roundtable

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Nearly all of Kentucky constitutional officers gathered in Lexington Tuesday for a rare roundtable discussion.

State Auditor Adam Edelen, Secy of State Alice Lundergan Grimes, and State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach at Commerce Lexington Roundtable
Credit Josh James

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Attorney General Jack Conway, State Auditor Adam Edelen, State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach, and Secretary of State and Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes discussed a variety of issues – from their work to enhance the state’s business climate to which smartphones they prefer.

Asked how the government can handle greater demand with fewer resources, Edelen said addressing issues such as education and Medicaid with piecemeal legislation won’t cut it.

"Kentucky isn't going to be turned around by nibbling at the edges. It's not going to be turned around by bashful decisions or the politics of incrementalism. What it means is we have to take on an agressive approach to modernization and reform in this state," Edelen told the audience.

In an interview after the luncheon, Grimes reiterated her stance on the new EPA guidelines announced last week by President Obama that would put stricter limits on carbon pollution, saying the proposal would have a negative effect on jobs in the Commonwealth.