Interview with John A. Rose, September 24, 2003

Rose (Senate 1978-1998, 28th district; Democrat) describes campaigning in the 1970s for an office he would ultimately hold for 21 years. He discusses his political philosophy, the "Black Sheep Squadron", and his experiences in senate leadership. He reflects on working with governors Brown, Carroll, Ford, Collins and Wilkinson. Issues highlighted include education reform, taxation, legislative independence, Toyota, cockfighting and worker's compensation. Part 1 of 2.

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Bath County (Ky.)   Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Clark County (Ky.)   Cockfighting--Kentucky   Cockfighting--Law and legislation--United States   Collins, Martha Layne   Education   Educational change   Estill County (Ky.)   Fleming County (Ky.)   Incentives in industry--Kentucky   Kentucky--Elections   Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990)   Kentucky. General Assembly--Reform   Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins)   Kentucky. Governor (1987-1991 : Wilkinson)   Lee County (Ky.)   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Montgomery County (Ky.)   Murphy, Delbert S.   Political campaigns--Kentucky   Powell County (Ky.)   Regionalism   Rose, John A.   Rose, John A.--Interviews   Taxation--Law and legislation   Taxation--Law and legislation--Kentucky   Wilkinson, Wallace G.   Workers' compensation  

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