Interview with Carl A. Nett, August 14, 2006

Nett (House 1970-1990, 35th district; Democrat) talks about his decision to run for office, working for Eugene McCarthy's presidential campaign, social life in Frankfort in 1970, legislative independence, the difference in legislators' term lengths when he entered and left the legislature, the 1970 freshman class of legislators and their resistance to gubernatorial control, the evolution of the role of lobbyists, his opposition to the Toyota plant and the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), and his campaign philosophy. Nett describes the race that ended his service in the legislature, his run for Mayor of Louisville and the rise of the Republican Party in Kentucky. Nett devotes considerable time discussing his views about Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson.

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Abramson, Jerry   Blandford, Donald J.   Blume, Norbert L., 1922-2011   Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931-   Educational change   Educational change--Kentucky   Ford, Wendell H., 1924-   Frankfort (Ky.)   Frankfort (Ky.)--Social life and customs   Hancock, Hank, 1936-   Jefferson County (Ky.)   Kenton, William G.   Kentucky   Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990)   Kentucky. General Assembly--Reform   Kentucky. General Assembly. Legislative Research Commission   Kentucky. Governor (1967-1971 : Nunn)   Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford)   Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Lobbyists   Lobbyists-- Kentucky   Louisville (Ky.)   Louisville (Ky.)--Politics and government   Manners and customs   Mazzoli, Romano L.   McConnell, Mitch   Nett, Carl A.   Nett, Carl A.--Interviews   Nunn, Louie B., 1924-2004   Political campaigns--Kentucky   Pre-legislative conferences   Sales tax--Law and legislation   Sales tax--Law and legislation--Kentucky   Stovall, Thelma L., 1919-1994  

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