Interview with Arthur L. Schmidt, November 18, 2003

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Schmidt (House 1964; 1968-1982, 69th district; Senate 1984-1992, 11th district; Republican) recaps his previous discussion regarding his work with Louie B. Nunn to establish Northern Kentucky University and the politics surrounding funding for higher education. Schmidt reflects on the leadership style of Julian Carroll, describes vying for the Minority Caucus Chair position in 1970, the impact of the tax increase approved during Nunn's administration on future Republican leadership. He compares duties of the Minority Caucus Chair and the Minority Whip, and explains how decisions are made within the leadership. Schmidt recounts some of the joke bills he introduced, talks about his relationship with Governor John Y. Brown, Jr., his work on the 1984 budget, his move from the House to the Senate, differences between serving in the House and the Senate, his opposition to Senate Bill 169 (teachers' aides), the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), and the Toyota legislation. Schmidt details his experience in the BOPTROT scandal, describes the redistricting process, and reflects on his last day of service in the legislature. He closes the interview talking about his most important votes, his retirement, his family. Part 2 of 2.

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2004oh036_leg071

Interviewee Name

Arthur L. Schmidt

Interviewer Name

Eric Moyen

Interview Date

2003-11-18

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Schmidt, Arthur L. Interview by Eric Moyen. 18 Nov. 2003. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Schmidt, A.L. (2003, November 18). Interview by E. Moyen. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Schmidt, Arthur L., interview by Eric Moyen. November 18, 2003, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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