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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.

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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

San Francisco Bath Houses Set to Reopen to Boost Economy

In the mid-'80s the city of San Francisco enacted ordinances to restrict bathhouses to stem the AIDS crisis. It was done in the name of public health and the bathhouses eventually closed. Now, the city recently lifted those restrictions to boost the economy after the...

Is Loneliness a Reason to Die?

Is loneliness a good reason to end one's life? In Canada, the answer is yes. According to a recent report, 771 Canadians asked to be lethally injected in 2019 because they were lonely. Altogether, 5,631 Canadians were euthanized for various reasons in 2019. This is...

Senator Paul Introduces HSA for All Act

The rising cost of medical care and the increase in health insurance premiums are constant concerns for Americans. What if citizens were empowered to take more control of their healthcare and reduce out of pocket expenses? That's what U.S. Sen. Rand Paul intends to do...

Catholic Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz sent a letter to priests on July 25, saying parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville would not follow the Governor's request and continue holding Masses. More here:

#Kentucky #AndyBeshear #ChurchIsEssential

Former Unemployment Insurance Director Muncie McNamara testified before a legislative committee about his department’s woefully inadequate response to thousands of Kentuckians seeking unemployment claims. More here:

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