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Sales Tax Holiday Needs to Take a Permanent Vacation

Justin Owen explains why permanent tax cuts or elimination of certain taxes is a much better alternative to a sales tax holiday. Read More

Articles & Commentary

Not-So-Free Enterprise and VW Jobs

Check out Justin Owen's Letter to the Editor about VW Chattanooga, which was published in the Wall Street Journal. Read More

Policy & Publications

2014 Pork Report Roasts Wasteful Spending

Our brand new 2014 Pork Report is out, check out all the waste we found this year. Read More

Tennessee Stories

Tennessee: Where it pays to go to prison?

Watch the first video in our Pork Report series, which exposes the 2014 Pork of the Year. Read More

Recent Articles

Sales Tax Holiday Needs to Take a Permanent Vacation

Justin Owen explains why permanent tax cuts or elimination of certain taxes is a much better alternative to a sales tax holiday.

July 31st, 2014 | Beacon Blog, Feature, Recent News | Read More

Non-Government Gig Hits Nashville

Justin Owen welcomes AT&T’s private Gigabit Internet service for Nashville, in contrast to Chattanooga’s public Internet foray.

July 28th, 2014 | Beacon Blog, Feature, Recent News | Read More

Guest Post: Chartered Course for Tennessee’s Kids

Check out our newest guest post from Stephanie Linn, State Programs and Government Relations Director of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

July 25th, 2014 | Beacon Blog, Feature, Recent News | Read More

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