Interview with John J. Hulten (11/15/1989)

Interview with John J. Hulten conducted by Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 11/15/1989 in the KHET studio Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. A former Democratic state senate president details his efforts for a ferry system and land reform. Topics include: his involvement in policy-making and platform writing for the Democratic party in the 1950s; advocating for an inter-island ferry system beginning in 1956; conducting an analysis of tax assessment policies in 1958 and its political repercussions; the 1962 Maryland Land Bill for land reform; his proposal for the Hawaiʻi Transit Authority; experiences as senate president; Gov. Burns' opposition to the land reform bill; opposition to the 1970 abortion bill; opinions on legislative salaries and retirement benefits; and the state land bank idea as a method of land reform and affordable housing. Interview spans 5 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English


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