Legislative papers of a Democrat from Waukesha, Wisconsin, who served as Speaker of the Assembly from 1977 through 1982. Included are correspondence, legislative bill files, subject files, and microfilmed biographical clippings. The subject files contain a wide range of documentation on Jackamonis' involvement with most of the prominent issues of the period such as state and federal budgets, economic development of Wisconsin, taxation, and public employee labor issues, and on his political opposition to Governor Lee S. Dreyfus. There are numerous files on his role on many standing and special committees concerned with regulation of cable television (on tape are two public hearings held on this issue), legislative oversight of executive agencies, lobbying, occupational licensing, and many other issues. There is also extensive information on the improvements in internal Assembly operations for which Jackamonis was responsible and on his administration of the committee structure. Included in the subject files are genre categories of his press releases and newsletters.
Correspondence includes indexed general exchanges with constituents and others and policy-level letters to and from executive agency administrators. The legislative bill files contain correspondence and material distributed by lobbyists and others to influence voting on specific legislation. Extensive biographical clipping scrapbooks are available on microfilm.
The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1970-1982, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1968-1986 and are described below.
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