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The Commonwealth Policy Center (CPC) is dedicated to preserving the bedrock values of life, marriage and fiscal responsibility in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It affirms as stated in the Kentucky Constitution that our civil, political and religious liberties come from God. To that end, it seeks to educate the general public, work for sound public policies, and influence elections on behalf of conservative candidates.

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Google and Facebook Block Pro-life Ads
May 25, 2018 by Staff
Today, Irish voters are going to the polls to decide whether to repeal a constitutional amendment that protects unborn life in the womb. But advocates on either side of the issue won't be able to use Facebook or Google to get out their message. The tech giants banned all ads targeting voters.  A Google spokesperson said, “Our goal is simple: to help ensure a free, fair, and tr...
Iranian Leaders Make Threats
May 24, 2018 by Staff
Pres. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the treaty with Iran which allows them to develop a nuclear program, purportedly under supervision. Upon the news of the treaty's dissolution, members of the Iranian parliament burned a photo of a U.S. flag in their parliament building and chanted "Death to America." Now an Iranian student group is offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who bomb...
Amazon HQ2 Considerations
May 23, 2018 by Staff
Amazon is looking to build its second headquarters in the U.S. and has narrowed down its search to 20 cities. It's a highly competitive process as Amazon seeks to invest $5 Billion and hire 50,000 employees, and most are high paying jobs. Amazon is ranking the cities by business-friendliness, strong transportation infrastructure, a highly educated workforce, quality of life and cult...
Primary Election Day Today
May 22, 2018 by Staff
Kentucky's primary election is today. And if you think we've been talking about it a lot lately, well, that's because we think it's important for Kentuckians to get out and vote. There will be candidates on the ballot ranging from local to federal offices but primaries are often neglected. In fact, last election only 20 percent of registered voters showed up at the polls.&nbs...
SCOTUS Opens Door to Sports Betting
May 21, 2018 by Staff
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal law that banned states from allowing gambling on sports. This means that states will now be able to create a regulatory structure and allow gambling on all sporting events. One reason the federal government banned it was because gambling had a corrupting influence on professional sporting events. At one time, nearly all forms of gambling were banne...
Creating a better Vibe in the Workplace
May 21, 2018 by Richard Nelson
Do employees have a right to wear clothes that promote political messages? Even if those messages violate the beliefs of the business owner? Those questions are making state news. An Elizabethtown specialty food market owner asked one of her employees to not wear T-shirts with a political message. The employee, Tyler Sauer refused to comply and was promptly fired. The T-shirt depi...
Sexual Harassment Scandals Continue
May 18, 2018 by Staff
Another round of sexual harassment claims are making the news. The latest is over New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who was ironically a champion of the #MeToo movement and publicly spoke against sexual harassment and abuse. But Schneiderman has been credibly accused by several women of serious abuse and degrading behavior. He is the third attorney general in New York to resig...
Should Welfare Recipients Be Required to Work?
May 17, 2018 by Staff
Should Welfare Recipients Be Required to Work? According to some groups in Kentucky the answer is no. The debate is over whether recipients of SNAP or food stamps should be required to work. As it is, some 164,000 Kentuckians receive food stamps and nearly half are children. It amounts to $1 billion per year. But Congress is proposing changes for able bodied recipients between the ages of 18...

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