Interview with Darvin Allen, June 20, 2006

Allen (House 1968-1972, 77th and 92nd districts; Democrat) recalls his childhood in Magoffin County (Ky.), military service during the Korean War, and postsecondary education. He discusses the major issues of concern for his district, including economic development, roads, and education, as well as the prevalence of regional identification in the legislature, the salary of legislators, legislative independence, ethics laws, and his impressions of several governors. Highlights include how the "turkey bill" got its name, and how decisions at the federal level affect those at the state level.

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AFL-CIO   Banking law--United States   Blandford, Donald J.   Coal mines and mining   Conservatism   Economic development   Economic development--Kentucky   Education--Kentucky   Ford, Wendell H., 1924-   Kentucky Council on Higher Education   Kentucky Educational Television   Kentucky. Governor (1967-1971 : Nunn)   Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford)   Kentucky. Governor (1995-2003 : Patton)   Knott County (Ky.)   Korean War, 1950-1953   Labor unions   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Lobbyists   Lobbyists-- Kentucky   Magoffin County (Ky.)   Menifee County (Ky.)   Negotiation   Nunn, Louie B., 1924-2004   Patton, Paul E., 1937-   Regionalism   Roads   Roads--Design and construction--Kentucky.   Sales tax   Social service   United Mine Workers of America   Wolfe County (Ky.)  

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