Clean Politics, Clean Streams: A Legislative Autobiography and Reflections

Clean Politics, Clean Streams: A Legislative Autobiography and Reflections

by Franklin L. Kury

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Clean Politics, Clean Streams: A Legislative Autobiography and Reflections by Franklin L. Kury

As a young Democratic lawyer, Franklin L. Kury defeated the senior Republican in the House, and the patronage machine that supported him, to go on to be a leader in the enactment of significant reform legislation on government and the environment. This book examines the author's reflections on the historical development of legislature, a comparison of the legislature now and then, and the current legislature's obligation to its historical legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611460735
Publisher: Lehigh University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2011
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Franklin L. Kury served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate from 1966 through 1980 as a leader in the enactment of governmental reform and environmental protection legislation.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Prologue:1701-1954
Part One: Getting There, 1952-1966
Chapter 1: Getting Ready
Chapter 2: Cracking Gibralter, the Lark "Machine"
Chapter 3: Running for the House
Part Two: The House of Representatives, 1967-1972
Chapter 4: The Education of a Freshman
Chapter 5: Absentee Ballot Reform
Chapter 6: Ballot Box Reform in Northumberland County
Chapter 7: Clean Streams and the Enviromental Revolution
Chapter 8: The Enviromental Amendment to the State Constituion
Chapter 9: The Bridge at Sunbury
Part Three: The State Senate, 1973-1980
Chapter 10: Defying Gravity — Going to the Senate
Chapter 11: The Senate Is Not the House
Chapter 12: Senate Confirmation of the Governor's Appointments
Chapter 13: The "Bloodless Coup" Bill and the Governor's Disability
Chapter 14: Righting a Listing Ship by Rewritting the Utility Law
Chapter 15: Our Rendezvous with Flood Disasters
Chapter 16: The Thornburgh Administration and Farewell
Part Four: Political Life after the Legislature and Reflections, 1980-2010
Chapter 17: Political Life after the Legislature
Chapter 18: Reflections
Photographs
End Notes
Appendix
Acknowledgments
Bibliography

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