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Series XI. Other Initiatives and Organizational Involvements, 1981-2004

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XI contains important legislation and Kukovich's various organizational memberships that did not easily fall into the specific categories above. A single file folder containing mostly correspondence sheds light on the views of the Congressman and his constituents on the controversial issue of the legalization of gambling in the city. The one legislative issue with significant documentation is the SERVIS (Seniors Earning Rebates Volunteering in Schools) program developed by Allen. In lieu of accepting a pay raise in the late 1980s, Kukovich established a public service scholarship program for high school seniors. Application information, correspondence, press releases, clippings, and photos about the scholarship from mixed years (1989-2004) are found here.

Kukovich also belonged to many organizations over his years in the legislature, papers documenting this involvement are included in this series. Among them are those collected during his time on the Board of Directors of WQED, Pittsburgh's PBS station; the Public Interest Law Group for which he served as Vice President in 1986; and the Pennsylvania Alliance for Democracy (PAD). Though the details of membership and mission are unclear from the contents of this collection, Kukovich also started what he termed "The Breakfast Club" to discuss budgetary issues from 1998-2002.

Folder 14 Kukovich Scholarship- Application Information, 1995-2003
Folder 15 Kukovich Scholarship- Correspondence, 1999-2001
Folder 16 Kukovich Scholarship- Clippings and Press Releases, 1996-2002
Folder 17 Kukovich Scholarship- Fundraisers, 1998-2002
Folder 18 Kukovich Scholarship-Photos, 1989-2004
Folder 19 WQED- Minutes, 1995-1996
Folder 20 WQED- Reports, 1995-1997
Folder 21 WQED- Correspondence, 1995-1997
Folder 22 WQED- Press Releases, 1995, 1997
Folder 23 PAD Meeting Minutes, 2000
Folder 24 PAD Correspondence, 2000-2002
Folder 25 PAD Publications, 2000-2003
Folder 26 Breakfast Club Correspondence, 1998-2002
Folder 27 Pittsburgh Public Interest Law Group Organizational Papers, 1986
Folder 28 Marital Rape Bills, 1981-1988
Folder 29 Abortion Control Bill, 1987
Folder 30 Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Commission Bill, 1987-1989
Folder 31 Township Treasurer Compensation Bill, 1987-1991
Folder 32 Loan Interest and Protection Bill, 1989
Folder 33 County Sales Tax Bill, 1990-1991
Folder 34 National Library Week Bill, 1991
Folder 35 County Boundary Bill, 1993
Folder 36 SERVIS Program Information, 1995-1999
Folder 37 SERVIS Correspondence, 1997-2001
Folder 38 SERVIS Clippings, 1994-2003
Folder 39 Police Loan Program Bill, 1997
Folder 40 Homestead Exemption Tax, 1997-1999
Folder 41 Uniform Construction Code Bill, 2004
Folder 42 Gambling Bill, 2004
Folder 43 Backend Referendum Bill, 2004