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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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Opinion & Blog

January 18, 2018 by Staff
It's no secret that Kentucky is facing a budget crunch. This year alone it needs to come up with one billion dollars in revenue to address the pension shortfall. So how should they do it? Several legislators say expanded gambling is the answer. Former governor, now current state senator Julian Carroll proposes to legalize gambling on sports. Another bill would amend the constitution to b...
Pro Life Legislation
January 17, 2018 by Staff
It seems that pro-life legislation comes up every legislative session and this one is no different. One bill modifies the recently enacted Ultrasound law to require abortionists to provide a written medical description of sonogram images an unborn child prior to an abortion. The other bill addresses chemical abortions. Increasingly, more abortions are done through pills. However it’s a...
Term Limits
January 16, 2018 by Staff
Whenever things get bad in our government, term limits seem like a good idea. But There are two sides. On one hand, political leaders understand the process, and carry important institutional knowledge. In a way, term limits are already here. They're called elections. However, when incumbents amass power and money, they're difficult to unseat. Our Founding Fathers believed in a citiz...
A New Approach to a Healthier Kentucky
January 16, 2018 by Richard Nelson
A New Approach to a Healthy Kentucky Kentucky became the first state in the nation to receive a federal waiver to require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work, go to school, or engage in community service at least 20-hours per week. Gov. Bevin said "This marks the first significant change to a federal entitlement program in more than 20 years." It's a move he beli...
Paducah Passes Fairness Ordinance
January 15, 2018 by Staff
Paducah became the ninth Kentucky city to make sexual orientation and gender identity a civil right. The move was controversial. Several speakers warned about similar ordinances that were used to punish business owners who tried to do their business according to their religious beliefs. Yet Paducah's City Commission voted for it anyway. The move is bad policy. In fact, the U.S. Supreme C...
Careful with Your Words
January 12, 2018 by Staff
Have you ever said something that as ...
News Media Reliability
January 11, 2018 by Staff
Did you know that 44 percent of Ameri...
General Assembly Issues
January 10, 2018 by Staff
Pro-life means more than just defending unborn life in the womb. It means caring for human life i...

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