Daniel Kemmis and discusses the process and passage of Initiative 95, which requires 25 percent of the coal tax trust fund be invested in Montana’s economy. The measure provided 25 percent of all future deposits to the permanent coal tax trust be invested in Montana’s economy. He notes that the initiative has been an issue on which he has worked very hard for several years before getting it on the ballot. Kemmis talks extensively about the differences and difficulties in being Speaker of the House as opposed to Minority Leader. He recalls how being elected Speaker of the House helped promote and campaign for I-95 across the state where he spoke to several Democratic Central Committees as well as current and future legislators about the initiative. Kemmis concludes by describing his disagreements with Governor Ted Schwinden on several issues including I-95.
Montana State Legislature; Montana state legislators; Montana politicians; Initiative 95; Coal investments; Coal tax; Speaker of the House, Montana State House of Representatives; Ted Schwinden; Francis Bardanouve
Daniel Kemmis Interviews Oral History Project, OH 036, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Kemmis, Daniel, "Daniel Kemmis Interview, September 22, 1983" (1983). Daniel Kemmis Interviews Oral History Project. 10.