Interview with Nicholas Z. Kafoglis, July 11, 2006
Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project
Interview SummaryKafoglis (House 1972-1976, 20th district; Senate 1988-1998, 32nd district; Democrat) talks about growing up in Lexington (Ky.), briefly describes race relations, talks about his Greek parents who emigrated from Turkey, his service in the Air Force, his decision to enter politics, his interest in the Common Cause advocacy group, his first campaign, his first impressions of the General Assembly, his dislike of the Rules Committee and his work on it. He discusses his role in the push for legislative independence, reflects on the leadership of Martha Layne Collins, Paul Patton, and Brereton Jones. He discusses Jones' health care reform initiative and the problem of expanding health care coverage. Other topics include BOPTROT, abortion, the lottery, and the need for some forms of governmental regulation.
Interview LC SubjectAbortion Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933- Clinton, Bill, 1946- Coal mines and mining Collins, Martha Layne Common Cause Kentucky Common Cause Ltd. Discrimination--Law and legislation--Kentucky Free enterprise Immigrants Jones, Brereton Kafoglis, Nicholas Kafoglis, Nicholas--Interviews Kentucky. General Assembly--Committees Kentucky. General Assembly--Reform Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins) Kentucky. Governor (1991-1995 : Jones) Kentucky. Governor (1995-2003 : Patton) Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews Lexington (Ky.). Lobbyists Logan County (Ky.) Medical care--Law and legislation--Kentucky Patton, Paul E., 1937- Postsecondary education Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Warren County (Ky.)
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Kafoglis, Nicholas Z. Interview by Jessica Flinchum. 11 Jul. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Kafoglis, N.Z. (2006, July 11). Interview by J. Flinchum. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Kafoglis, Nicholas Z., interview by Jessica Flinchum. July 11, 2006, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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