Interview with Danny R. Ford, June 21, 2006

Ford (House 1980-, 80th district; Republican) talks about his family, his education, his real estate business, auctioneering, campaigning, and his early experience in the legislature. He frequently relates his views on the mechanics of the General Assembly, particularly the role of leadership in controlling legislation through committee appointments and other means. He details his opposition to the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), he assesses Paul Patton's health care reform initiative and he discusses the committee system. He reflects on leadership of governors Wilkinson, Brown, Collins, Jones, Patton and Fletcher.

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Apportionment (Election law)   Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Bush, George W., (George Walker), 1946-   Clinton, Bill, 1946-   Collins, Martha Layne   Committees   Educational change--Kentucky   Fletcher, Ernie, 1952-   Ford, Danny R., 1954-   Ford, Danny R., 1954- --Interviews   Gasoline--Taxation   Jones, Brereton   Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990)   Kentucky. General Assembly--Committees   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins)   Kentucky. Governor (1987-1991 : Wilkinson)   Kentucky. Governor (1991-1995 : Jones)   Kentucky. Governor (1995-2003 : Patton)   Kentucky. Governor (2003-2007 : Fletcher)   Lambert, Joseph E.   Leadership   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Medical laws and legislation   Merit pay   Patton, Paul E., 1937-   Reagan, Ronald   Real estate agents--Kentucky--Biography   Real property   Same-sex marriage   Stumbo, Greg   Tourism   Wilkinson, Wallace G.  

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