Interview SummaryNett (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.
Interview LC SubjectAbramson, 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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Nett, Carl A. Interview by Erik Tuttle. 14 Aug. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Nett, C.A. (2006, August 14). Interview by E. Tuttle. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Nett, Carl A., interview by Erik Tuttle. August 14, 2006, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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