Rep. Dodie Horton: Governor Has ‘Low Opinion’ of Lawmakers [VIDEO]
State Rep. Dodie Horton of Haughton talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the prospect of Governor John Bel Edwards calling a special legislative session to attempt to solve the state's budget problems.
Horton tells KEEL listeners that, in her opinion, Edwards has "a low opinion of us (lawmakers), and it's not just Republicans, but anyone who can read (his budget)."
Horton also talks about comments by Edwards' Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne that JBE's supposed $600 million in state budget cuts were really "finance swaps" and the recent revelation that $300 of the reductions are delayed payments to Medicaid providers. Horton also expects the Governor to call a special legislative session that task lawmakers with solving the state's supposed budget shortfall, which he says is as much as $1 billion.