"This would never fly in the private sector, but it’s a lot easier to spend other people’s money" READ MORE
But with all of this good news, our labor force is still struggling. READ MORE
This hospital is an albatross around the neck of Nashville taxpayers and there is no reason to keep funding it. READ MORE
The freedom of someone accused of a crime should never be dependent on their wealth, but on whether their release would be a safety risk to the community. READ MORE
AllianceBernstein definitely didn’t pick Nashville because of taxpayer handouts. READ MORE
It is a perpetual ongoing never-ending loop. Please let us off the ride. READ MORE
Nearly 70 business, community, and nonprofit leaders came together to discuss ways to help the chronically under- and unemployed find work. READ MORE
We have to get out of our social bubbles to affect real change. READ MORE
Given that it is far more dangerous—to Nashvillians’ freedom at least—to be a Metro Council member than it is to ride a scooter, I propose some regulations on serving in our city’s esteemed legislative body. READ MORE
We still have much to do to truly address employability issues in our state. READ MORE
While it is unlikely Tennessee will legalize sports betting in the next five years, this is a big issue that will keep coming up as more and more states legalize it. READ MORE
Just because an elected official believes something “ought to be” or “should be done” does not mean it’s good policy to enact. READ MORE
If we need the government to prevent us from avoiding falling over things in plain view, a sensible citywide transit plan is the least of our worries. READ MORE
Jobs that do not require a high school degree include “elected official,” otherwise known as the people who write the laws including this one. READ MORE
"The Beacon Center is formally calling on the state and local government to not to offer any taxpayer dollars to the company in their relocation." READ MORE
Let’s look at Beacon’s policy issues and draft our successes from the 2018 legislative session. READ MORE
Tennessee reduced the breadth and burden of its licensing by a whopping 5 percent. READ MORE
When light rail systems are introduced it is only a matter of time before bus services get cut. READ MORE
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