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Interview with William Donnermeyer, Sr., July 25, 2006

Part of Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

Interview with William Donnermeyer, Sr., July 25, 2006
Christy Bohl; interviewer. William Donnermeyer, Sr.; interviewee.
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Donnermeyer (House 1970-1994, 68th district; Democrat) discusses in more detail his time in the legislature including his opinions of several governors, fellow legislators, the Northern Kentucky regional caucus, the need for transparency in the legislature, and key legislation on the coal severance tax, abortion, the homeless, and gubernatorial succession. He also covers his political philosophy, leadership role as Chair of the House majority caucus, the BOPTROT scandal, and how his district and the legislature have evolved. Part 2 of 2.
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
University of Kentucky
Legislators -- Kentucky -- Interviews., Taxation -- Law and legislation -- Kentucky., Abortion -- Law and legislation., Kentucky General Assembly -- Officials and employees -- Discipline., Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford), Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll), Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown), Kentucky. Governor (1995-2003 : Patton), United States. Marine Fighter Squadron, 214, Ittihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti, Hellard, Victor Jr., Ford, Wendell H., 1924-, Carroll, Julian M. (Julian Morton), 1931-, Brown, John Y. (John Young) Jr., Patton, Paul E., 1937-, Clarke, Joe, Legislative Research Commission (LRC), Northern Kentucky caucus, Business, Organizations and Professions Committee (Chair), Northern Kentucky Convention Center, caucuses, Black Sheep Squadron, Young Turks, party affiliations, national politics, coal severance tax, Coal mines and mining, abortion, leadership, homelessness, gubernatorial succession, BOPTROT, ethics legislation, healthcare legislation, concealed deadly weapons law, alcohol legislation, political philosophy, Key Legislation: coal severance tax; abortion; gubernatorial succession; concealed deadly weapons law, Term/District: House (1970-1994), 68th district, Leadership Position(s): House Majority Caucus Chair, 1976-1986, Counties in District: Campbell County (Ky.) -- Bracken County (Ky.) -- Pendleton County (Ky.)
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