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Series VII. Political Reform, 1979-2003

Scope and Content Notes:

Series VII contains materials related to political reform. Reform of the political process was one of Kukovich's career-long crusades. Of primary interest was campaign finance reform, which is the strongest topic in this series. Papers relating to two organizations need mentioning here, namely Common Cause (a nonpartisan nonprofit advocacy organization) and The Democracy Project (started by Kukovich to increase the accountability of government leaders and promote access to the political process). Most of the papers in this collection were created in the 1990s.

Folder 26 Campaign Finance Reform- Bills, 1991-1997
Folder 27 Campaign Finance Reform- Kukovich's Role, n.d.
Folder 28 Campaign Finance Reform- Talking Points, n.d.
Folder 29 Campaign Finance Reform- House Hearing, 1994
Folder 30 Campaign Finance Reform- Research, n.d.
Folder 31 Campaign Finance Reform- PowerPoint Presentation, n.d.
Folder 32 Campaign Finance Reform- Speech to League of Women Voters, n.d.
Folder 33 Campaign Finance Reform- State Supreme Court Report, 1998-2001
Folder 34 Campaign Finance Reform- Press Releases, 1987-1996
Folder 35 Campaign Finance Reform- Clippings, 1993-1996
Folder 36-45 Campaign Finance Reform- Papers, 1979, 1993-2003
Folder 46 Book - Money and Politics: Financing Our Elections Democratically, 1999

Box 14
Folder 1-2 Common Cause, 1980-1990
Folder 3 Lobbyist Disclosure Legislation, 1983-1990
Folder 4 Electorate Forum Discussion, 1995
Folder 5 The Democracy Project Papers, 1996-2001
Folder 6 Homeless Voter Registration Bills, 1988-1992
Folder 7 Homeless Voter Registration Correspondence and Clippings, 1992-1993
Folder 8 Independents Vote in Primary Bill, 1997-1999
Folder 9 Reapportionment Bill and Plan, 1991-1992
Folder 10 Reapportionment Clippings, 1992
Folder 11 Bill to Change Date of Primaries, 1981-1999
Folder 12 Commonwealth Right to Jury Trial Bill, 1997-1998
Folder 13 Senate Hearing-Right of the Commonwealth to Jury Trial, 1998
Folder 14 Commonwealth Right to Jury Trial Research, 1997-1998
Folder 15 Commonwealth Right to Jury Trial Talking Points, 1998-1999
Folder 16 Budgetary Process Legislation, 1990-1996
Folder 17 Independent Regulatory Review Commission, 1981-2002
Folder 18 General Assembly Reduction Legislation, 1997
Folder 19 General Election Issues, 2001

Series X. Municipal Grant Profiles, 1989-2004

Scope and Content Notes:

Series X. contains municipal grant profiles and is the only series in the collection that remains organized as it was originally organized by Kukovich's office staff. Each file folder contains information on a grant that Kukovich assisted in securing for a municipality (or regional organization). The grant profiles are arranged in alphabetical order by the towns to which they applied. A good overview of Kukovich's work in grant funding work is available in the first file folder of the series, which is a booklet containing a list of all of the grants he successfully assisted with from 1997-2000. The booklet is organized by town and includes the grant names, years obtained, project overview, grant type, and amount of funding.

Folder 34 Municipal Grant Profiles, 1997-2000
Folder 35 Belle Vernon, 2001
Folder 36 Conemaugh, Loyalhanna, Saltsburg, 2000
Folder 37 East Huntingdon, 1998
Folder 38-43 Greensburg, 1996-2003
Folder 44 Harrisburg, 2003
Folder 45 Hempfield, 2003
Folder 46-48 Jeanette, 1992-1998

Box 16
Folder 1 Larimer, 1991-1995
Folder 2-6 Latrobe, 1998-2004
Folder 7 Loyalhanna, 2000
Folder 8 Manor, 2001
Folder 9 Mon Valley, 1997
Folder 10-11 Mount Pleasant, 2000
Folder 12 New Alexandria, 1997
Folder 13 New Stanton, 1998
Folder 14-16 North Huntingdon, 1990-1999
Folder 17 Penn Borough, 1998
Folder 18-19 Penn Township, 1999-2001
Folder 20-21 Rostraver, 1998-2000
Folder 22-23 Smithton, 1997-2001
Folder 24 South Huntingdon, 1999
Folder 25 Unity, 1998-2001
Folder 26-44 Westmoreland, 1989-2004

Box 17
Folder 1-4 West Newton, 1996-2001
Folder 5 York, 1997
Folder 6-7 Youghiogheny Trail, 1997-1999
Folder 8-9 Youngstown, 1997-1999
Folder 10 Youngwood, 1998-2002
Folder 11 Misc. DCED Grants, 1998-2001
Folder 12 Misc. PIC Grants, 1997-1998
Folder 13 Misc. Grants, 1997-1998