Subscribers receive our quarterly publication The Public Life Advocate, as well as reports, issue briefs and dialog guides on issues that affect our community.
The Public Life Advocate (PLA) is published quarterly by the Public Life Foundation of Owensboro. Distributed electronically at no cost, the PLA includes articles, reports, issue briefs, discussion guides, and opinion produced internally by the foundation staff, guest writers, or freelance journalists.
The PLA focuses primarily on local issues: downtown and riverfront redevelopment to tax fairness; the debate over a new public library to dental care for the poor; a proposed smoking ordinance to the tradeoffs from coal and industry emissions.
However, the PLA occasionally examines state or national issues: the state budget to the federal deficit; paying for hurricane reconstruction to social security reform; offshore drilling to campaign spending.
The foundation makes a conscious effort to present different points of view, reliable and balanced perspectives so that citizens can examine and deliberate over pros and cons, tradeoffs, costs and consequences in order to come to an informed judgment on options and choices we face as a community, state and nation.
Journalists who have served as editorial advisors include: