Commonwealth Policy Center

The Kentucky General Assembly is in session, and legislators are considering hundreds of bills that cover a multitude of issues. Some of the issues are contentious and controversial, and yet others are benign and seem irrelevant to most people. In the end, most bills will fail to pass. Yet legislators that do the business of the people of Kentucky work to do things in an orderly and respectful way. I see this in person. The bills are heard in committees, which are comprised of officials on the political right and left. And no matter how controversial, one thing is certain: there is respect and there is civility. Now I realize that politicians are not held in high regard these days, but the way Kentucky state leaders usually handle tough issues and do the business of the people of the Commonwealth is something for all of us to take note of.