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Welcome to the Commonwealth Policy Center

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.

Candidate Training CD


The Commonwealth Matters

The Commonwealth Matters is a half-hour weekly podcast that features interviews with state leaders and reaction on important and relevant issues. The program is aired in Bowling Green, Owensboro, Paducah, Mayfield, Ashland, Prestonsburg, and Hazard.

Richard Nelson has appeared on programs on Christian television stations all across Kentucky and is a regular host on WNKJ in Hopkinsville and a monthly guest on WRUS in Russellville.

Pastor Ron Hicks, of Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, is a regular contributor to The Commonwealth Matters as they consider social issues from a Biblical perspective.

Richard Nelson

Director Commonwealth Policy Center

From the Blog

Social Security Trust Fund Depleted

A report by the federal government revealed that the social security trust fund will be depleted by the year 2034. That's only 13 years from now. As it is, social security makes payments to about 65 million people. An estimated 175 million people paid into social...

What’s keeping you from Vaccination?

This new variant of Covid is deadlier and more contagious than the first. Younger people are being hit hard, and many are ending up in critical care units in hospitals. In fact, there are only 90 critical care beds open in the entire state. Yet, many are calling it a...

Be a Force for Good

There's lots of pain and suffering, anger and bitterness I see all around. I have friends and co-workers suffering from Covid. I know pastors who are losing congregants in this latest wave. Much anger is directed toward our political leaders. Some are calling Covid a...

As Kentuckians, why don't we ask: how can I be a good neighbor and good community member? Masking around others who are vulnerable or fearful is a start. Be mindful that people are in different places on this issue.

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There's lots of pain and suffering, anger and bitterness I see all around. Can I encourage you to be a force for good and healing? Please pray for our leaders. Lawmakers, pastors, and school board members all need your prayers.

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Kentucky Republicans scrapped Gov. Andy Beshear's mask mandate for public schools and daycare centers. The special legislative session ended with lawmakers giving mask policy decisions to local school boards and local governments.
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