Interview with Michael R. Moloney, October 2, 2003

Moloney (Senate 1971-1996, 13th district; Democrat) discusses his father's Senate term in the same district as his own, and his father's influence on his own political ideology and reputation with constituents. He then covers events from the Ford through Patton administrations, including redrawing the district map of Fayette County, the move towards legislative independence, legislation on the criminal code, court reform, the transition to a House and Senate-drawn budget process, his role as Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, higher education reform, Toyota, campaign finance reform, and healthcare reform. Highlights include details of contentious relationships between Governors Wilkinson and Jones and the legislature, running for reelection against his sister as the opposition candidate, the physical affects of stress from role as legislator, and the BOPTROT scandal.

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Apportionment (Election law)   Apportionment (Election law)--Kentucky   Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Budget   Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931-   Coal trade   Collins, Martha Layne   Committees   Criminal procedure--Kentucky   Educational change   Fayette County (Ky.)   Ford, Wendell H., 1924-   Jones, Brereton   Judges--Selection and appointment--Kentucky   Kentucky Education Association   Kentucky--Elections   Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990)   Kentucky. General Assembly. Joint House and Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee.   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)   Kentucky. Governor (1995-2003 : Patton)   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Merit pay   Moloney, Michael R.   Moloney, Michael R.--Interviews   Moloney, Richard P.   Patton, Paul E., 1937-   Practice of law   Prichard, E. F., (Edward Fretwell).   Tax assessment   Tobacco industry--Law and legislation--Kentucky   Washington (D.C.)   Wilkinson, Wallace G.  

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