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Renewing the Commonwealth’s
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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

Richard Nelson

Director Commonwealth Policy Center

From the Blog

Why Celebrate Communism?

China just celebrated 70 years under communist rule. But considering the lack of freedom afforded to the average Chinese citizen, one wonders what is there to celebrate? NPR correspondent Ailsa Chang reported …


Kentucky has a 94 percent high school graduation rate, making it one of the top states in the country. However, as of 2018, less than two-thirds of Kentucky graduates were prepared for the next step, whether its college or the workforce. Commissioner of Education...


The NCAA has a strict rule for college ballplayers that prohibits them from getting paid from outside interests. The NCAA argues that they're keeping college sports from becoming professionalized. But critics say that NCAA athletics is a multi-billion-dollar-a-year...

The Commonwealth Minute

The Commonwealth Minute is a daily radio commentary heard on over 40 stations, provides perspective on issues that affect Kentuckians.

Why Celebrate Communism? Click the link to hear more:

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The start time of CPC's candidate forum with @GovMattBevin on FB Live changed and will begin at 4:30pm EST. By the way, Andy Beshear was invited but he declined to participate. We look forward to you joining us on the CPC Facebook page at 4:30!

Join me this afternoon at 4pm EST for a candidate forum with @GovMattBevin We'll be going live at the CPC Facebook page. I look forward to seeing you there!

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