Press Releases


CPC Responds to Resignation of Family Court Judge Mitchell Nance October 27, 2017 by Staff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CPC Responds to Resignation of Family Court Judge Mitchell Nance Date: October 27, 2017 Contact: Richard Nelson, 270-719-1640   The October 26, announcement of the upcoming resignation of Barren and Metcalfe County Family Court Judge Mitchell Nance is another example of the pressure of progressive organizations like the Fairness Campaign and t... Read more
CPC Decries Court Ruling on Ultrasound Law September 28, 2017 by Staff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commonwealth Policy Center Decries Court Ruling on Ultrasound Law Date: September 28, 2017 Contact: Richard Nelson (270) 271-2713 A federal judge struck down Kentucky's ultrasound law because he said it violated the "First Amendment rights of physicians." U.S. District Judge David Hale's one-page ruling is receiving criticism from those who beli... Read more
CPC Response to Instant Racing Announcement September 15, 2017 by Richard Nelson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Subject: Expanded Gambling in Christian and Knox Counties Date: September 15, 2017 Contact: Richard Nelson, Executive Director, 270-719-1640   On Friday, September 15, 2017, leaders from Churchill Downs, Keeneland and other related horse racing organizations announced their plans to expand gambling into eastern and western Kentucky. ... Read more
CPC's Exclusive Interview with Gov. Bevin May 30, 2017 by Richard Nelson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TITLE: CPC's Exclusive Interview with Gov. Bevin DATE:  May 30, 2017 CONTACT: Richard Nelson (270) 271-2713 NOTE: Video Clips also available (Frankfort, Ky) Gov. Matt Bevin gave CPC Executive Director Richard Nelson an exclusive interview at the Governor's Mansion.  They discussed significant legislative progress in the historic 2017 legislat... Read more
Pro-Life Legislation Celebrated in Frankfort February 8, 2017 by Brandon Porter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pro-Life Legislation Celebrated in Frankfort DATE: February 8, 2017 CONTACT: Brandon Porter, 270-576-1755, Brandon@CommonwealthPolicy.org NOTE: Audio Clips also available Frankfort – More than 500 people poured into the State Capital Wednesday to witness and celebrate Governor Bevin’s ceremonially signing of two pro-life bills.  One bil... Read more
Group Gathers in Louisville to Stand for Life February 6, 2017 by Brandon Porter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Group Gathers in Louisville to Stand for Life DATE: February 6, 2017 CONTACT: Brandon Porter – 270-576-1755 SPECIAL NOTE: Audio sound bites are available, email Brandon Porter at brandon@commonwealthpolicy.org if interested Louisville, KY – Dozens of people, gathered in Louisville on Friday to voice their support for life outside the EMW Women&r... Read more
The Battle Continues Between Bevin, Beshear and the Mainstream Media January 26, 2017 by Brandon Porter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Battle Continues Between Bevin, Beshear and the Mainstream Media CONTACT: Brandon Porter, 270-576-1755 DATE: January 26, 2017 NOTE: Audio Clips are available The war of words between the Governor and Attorney General rose to new levels on Wednesday as Governor Bevin took exception to a story by Deborah Yetter in the Courier Journal saying that Attor... Read more
A Conversation with Governor Matt Bevin January 26, 2017 by Richard Nelson
On Wednesday, January 25, amidst a war of words between Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear, we had the opportunity to talk with the governor.  In our time together Gov. Bevin tried to clarify recent statements he's made concerning Beshear and the mainstream news media.  Listen to our conversation and share it with others. ... Read more
Education and Workforce Development Secretary Pushes for Public Charter Schools January 17, 2017 by Brandon Porter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Education and Workforce Development Secretary Pushes for Public Charter Schools CONTACT: Brandon Porter, 270-576-1755 DATE: January 17, 2017 NOTE: Audio clips of Secretary Heiner are available Frankfort, KY – Kentucky is one of only seven states that do not give parents and students the option of public charter schools.  Education ... Read more
Bevin Responds to Attorney General Refusal to Defend Pro-Life Legislation January 11, 2017 by Brandon Porter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Gov. Bevin Responds to Attorney General Refusal to Defend Pro-Life Legislation CONTACT: Brandon Porter (270) 576-1755 DATE: January 11, 201 NOTE: Audio Clips are also available for media use   Frankfort, KY – Governor Matt Bevin took to Facebook Live to respond to Attorney General Andy Beshear’s refusal to defend the Pain-capa... Read more
Governor Bevin signs historic bills protecting the unborn January 9, 2017 by Richard Nelson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Bevin signs historic bills protecting the unborn CONTACT: Richard Nelson (270) 271-2713 DATE: January 9, 2017 (Frankfort, Ky) On Saturday, Gov. Bevin signed two pro-life bills into law that will likely reduce the number of abortions in Kentucky. The first bill signed into law this legislative session—SB 5, also known as the Pain-capable Unborn Chil... Read more
Governor Bevin's Active Pro-Life Stance in Year One December 15, 2016 by Brandon Porter
Governor Matt Bevin believes there have been good changes in the area of life during his first year in office.  Those changes include a bill requiring informed consent for an abortion, the closing of one abortion clinic in Kentucky due to the lack of appropriate oversight and keeping a clinic from opening in Louisville because they lacked appropriate paperwork. Bevin says his strong pr... Read more
Commonwealth Policy Center Looks Toward 2017 General Assembly Session November 28, 2016 by Brandon Porter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commonwealth Policy Center Looks Toward the 2017 General Assembly Session DATE: November 28, 2016 CONTACT:  Brandon Porter – (270) 576-1755 The 2017 General Assembly will see many changes in Frankfort.  For the first time in 95 years there will be a Republican majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives.  Richard Nelson, Executive Dire... Read more
Commonwealth Policy Center Assesses State House Elections November 15, 2016 by Brandon Porter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commonwealth Policy Center Assesses State House Elections DATE: November 16, 2016 CONTACT: Brandon Porter (270) 576-1755 As the dust settles on the historic election for the Kentucky House of Representatives the Commonwealth Policy Center is reminding Republicans why they were elected to a majority.  Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Po... Read more
Commonwealth Policy Center Hosts State Conference on Religious Freedom September 30, 2016 by Richard Nelson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2016 Commonwealth Policy Center Hosts State Conference on Religious Freedom Contact: Richard Nelson (270) 271-2713 The freedom for pastors to teach Biblical truth and churches to govern themselves accordingly is under attack according to the Commonwealth Policy Center (CPC). "Hostility toward religious freedom is becoming common," said CP... Read more
Commonwealth Policy Center to Hold Conference on Religious Liberty August 29, 2016 by Richard Nelson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commonwealth Policy Center to Hold Conference on Religious Liberty CONTACT: Richard Nelson (270) 271-2713 or (270) 719-1640 DATE: August 29, 2016   A public policy group in Kentucky says that religious freedom has been undermined since the Supreme Court struck down Kentucky's marriage law last summer. "We were told by LGBT activists that nothing... Read more
Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Makes Women Less Safe June 28, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Makes Women Less Safe DATE: June 28, 2016 CONTACT: Richard Nelson PHONE: (270) 271-2713 On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that required abortion providers to meet the same safety standards as similar surgical centers. The law, which passed in 2013, required abortionists to have admitting privileges to a hosp... Read more
Department of Education Declares War on Biology May 13, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Department of Education Declares War on Biology DATE: May 13, 2016 CONTACT: Richard Nelson PHONE: (270) 271-2713 On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to every public school in the nation notifying them they must open their restrooms and locker rooms to children whose self-determined gender identity doesn't match their biological gender.... Read more
Commonwealth Policy Center Honors Lt. Gov. Hampton with Award March 13, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commonwealth Policy Center Honors Lt. Gov. Hampton with Award DATE: March 13, 2016 CONTACT: Richard Nelson PHONE: (270) 271-2713 Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton visited Western Kentucky on Saturday and received an award from the Commonwealth Policy Center (CPC).  The first ever Friend of the Commonwealth Award, presented at a candidate training event... Read more
Commonwealth Policy Center Calls on Kentucky State House to Defund Planned Parenthood February 3, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commonwealth Policy Center Calls on Kentucky State House to Defund Planned Parenthood DATE: February 3, 2016 CONTACT: Richard Nelson PHONE: (270) 271-2713 (Frankfort, KY) The Commonwealth Policy Center (CPC) praised the Kentucky State Senate for passing Senate Bill 7, which would bar state or local funds from going to organizations that offer abortion servic... Read more
Education and Workforce Development Secretary Pushes for Public Charter Schools January 17, 2016 by Bran
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Education and Workforce Development Secretary Pushes for Public Charter Schools CONTACT: Brandon Porter, 270-576-1755 DATE: January 17, 2017 NOTE: Audio clips of Secretary Heiner are available Frankfort, KY – Kentucky is one of only seven states that do not give parents and students the option of public charter schools.  Education and Workforce Devel... Read more
Education and Workforce Development Secretary Pushes for Public Charter Schools January 17, 2016 by Brandon Porter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Education and Workforce Development Secretary Pushes for Public Charter Schools CONTACT: Brandon Porter, 270-576-1755 DATE: January 17, 2017 NOTE: Audio clips of Secretary Heiner are available Frankfort, KY – Kentucky is one of only seven states that do not give parents and students the option of public charter schools.  Education and Workforce Devel... Read more
Education and Workforce Development Secretary Pushes for Public Charter Schools January 17, 2016 by Brandon Porter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Education and Workforce Development Secretary Pushes for Public Charter Schools CONTACT: Brandon Porter, 270-576-1755 DATE: January 17, 2017 NOTE: Audio clips of Secretary Heiner are available   Frankfort, KY – Kentucky is one of only seven states that do not give parents and students the option of public charter schools.  ... Read more
Model Resolution to Affirm Marriage and Religious Liberty released by Commonwealth Policy Center July 14, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Model Resolution to Affirm Marriage and Religious Liberty released by Commonwealth Policy Center DATE: July 14, 2015 CONTACT: Richard Nelson PHONE: (270) 271-2713 Cadiz, KY— The Commonwealth Policy Center released a model resolution regarding marriage and religious freedom for local governments on Tuesday. According to Richard Nelson, executive director... Read more
Governor Beshear wrong to issue ultimatum to county clerk over marriage licensing July 9, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Beshear wrong to issue ultimatum to county clerk over marriage licensing DATE: July 9, 2015 CONTACT: Richard Nelson (270) 271-2713 (Cadiz, KY) Earlier today, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear ordered Casey County Clerk Casey Davis to issue marriage licenses to all eligible couples including same-sex couples or resign from office. Commonwealth Poli... Read more
CPC Holds Town Meeting on LGBT Rights January 20, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CPC Holds Town Meeting on LGBT Rights DATE: January 20, 2015 CONTACT: Richard Nelson (270) 719-1640 (Murray, KY)—Tonight the Commonwealth Policy Center will hold a town meeting at Murray State University on the implications of elevating sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) to civil rights status. The Murray City Council was asked to enact a SOGI l... Read more