Detractors have come out against our messaging about the Nashville transit plan. We want to set the record straight and address a few key concerns that have come up. READ MORE
Tennessee should take into consideration the harm our occupational licensing laws cause our military and seek to do better by them. READ MORE
Nashville bans homesharing going back on a decision to allow homesharing in the city and going against the wishes of the legislature. Now it is the responsibility of the legislature to stop this serious infringement on property rights. READ MORE
The letter asks the Board to join the Beacon Center in working to eliminate high school degree requirement to become a barber. READ MORE
These reforms are necessary as we move programs forward and assist individuals in reaching self-sufficiency READ MORE
As more details are unveiled, the mayor’s train plan is looking less and less like the shiny gift under the tree and more like your ugliest Christmas sweater. READ MORE
"Before you bust out your shorthand, you have to get a license to be a court reporter in Tennessee." READ MORE
The majority of states don’t require a license to be an optician, and it doesn’t appear that those states’ citizens suffer from greater eyesight woes. READ MORE
When it comes to pest control applicators, it’s time for Tennessee to exterminate these overly burdensome education and training mandates. READ MORE
Read about the Beacon Center's latest lawsuit. READ MORE
We do not need two different licenses for athletic trainers and physical therapists. READ MORE
They also don’t ask the government to buy them the wheels and engine. They buy the whole car themselves. READ MORE
The Beacon Center of Tennessee announced the formation of Beacon Impact, a new 501(c)(4) organization that will serve as the think tank’s advocacy partner. READ MORE
The Tennessean poll should cause city leaders to think twice before heeding those unreasonable demands. READ MORE
Tennessee lawmakers should reduce the number of educational hours required to become a licensed manicurist READ MORE
Let the history of the Bad Haircuts Board answer. READ MORE
Tennessee believes to be truly qualified to put makeup on others, you need to spend 750 hours in a classroom. READ MORE
This inconsistency between two very similar occupations speaks to the arbitrary nature of these regulations. READ MORE
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