Interview with P. Joseph Clarke, Jr., July 24, 2002

Clarke (House 1970-71, 50th district; 1972-1998, 54th district; Democrat) covers his education, experiences in Danville, Kentucky, law and political background, candid impressions of governors and fellow legislators, extensive work on the Appropriations and Revenue Committee, and his philosophy on the role of the legislature. Highlights include his thoughts on reform in education, taxes, healthcare, and state budgeting. He concludes with reminiscences of his time as Speaker of the House (1994).

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Blandford, Donald J.   Boyle County (Ky.)   Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931-   Clarke, P. Joseph, Jr.   Clarke, P. Joseph, Jr.--Interviews   Collins, Martha Layne   Danville (Ky.)   Educational change--Kentucky   Ford, Wendell H., 1924-   Garrard County (Ky.)   Jones, Brereton   Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990)   Kentucky. General Assembly   Kentucky. General Assembly--Reform   Kentucky. Governor (1967-1971 : Nunn)   Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford)   Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins)   Kentucky. Governor (1987-1991 : Wilkinson)   Kentucky. Governor (1991-1995 : Jones)   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Lexington Herald-Leader   Lincoln County (Ky.)   Marion County (Ky.)   Moloney, Michael R.   Nunn, Louie B., 1924-2004   Practice of law--Kentucky   Stovall, Thelma L., 1919-1994   Taxation--Law and legislation--Kentucky   Washington County (Ky.)   Wilkinson, Wallace G.  

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