Commonwealth Policy Papers


Editor-in-Chief: Commonwealth Policy Coalition
Sponsor: Department Chair, University of Louisville Department of Political Science

The Commonwealth Policy Papers are a publication outlet for commentary & state-level public policy solutions. These papers, including short briefs & commentary, draft bills, and white papers, are developed by the statewide Commonwealth Policy Development Coalition Think-Tank (CPC), in partnership with the Department of Political Science housed at the University of Louisville.

CPC's mission is to grow with multiple member chapters at universities across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Submissions from all chapters are welcome, as well as submissions from any individual who may wish to publish a policy paper relevant to state policy. Apart from state-level policy issues, publications focused on the effect of local-level or federal-level policies with relevance to the state-level are welcome. Although this publication primarily deals with issues faced in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, certain policies may be universal and relevant to other states and commonwealths across the United States. For this reason, the CPC Think-Tank may advertise the Commonwealth Policy Papers to committees of other state governments and also to federal policy offices, in addition to the general public.

CPC conducts public policy research & development with local legislatures as a public service, which is then showcased to the public through this open publication. To preserve new and innovative policy ideas, certain short briefs or draft bills submitted from CPC members may also serve to archive work that the think-tank could not pursued during Kentucky's most recent legislative session.

Submissions detailing policy solutions for local and state government are welcome from the community at-large. Submissions outside of the CPC and University of Louisville should include a short cover letter, not to exceed 1 page, explaining the submitters experience in the field and knowledge of the issue.

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