February 13, 2018 11:00AM

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

January 30, 2018 4:21PM

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

December 13, 2017 11:59AM

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

September 26, 2017 1:46PM

Check out the awards our documentary Rigged: The Injustice of Corporate Welfare has racked up. READ MORE

July 19, 2017 11:13AM

We need to stop looking at privatization as a dirty word, and instead look at it as a solution in areas of our cities and states where the government is failing us, and a private business would do a better job at a cheaper price. READ MORE

June 21, 2017 12:47PM

"ER visits by those on California’s Medicaid program have risen by 75% in just five years. This appears to be a trend among states that took the 'free federal dollars' under Obamacare to drastically expand their Medicaid rolls." READ MORE

April 24, 2017 9:48AM

Current Status of Lawsuit: Litigation ongoing The Story Imagine being a young, hardworking professional who can already barely afford to pay rent in the city where you are just beginning your career. Next, imagine that your landlord raises your rent so that a person even poorer than you can afford to move in next door... READ MORE

April 21, 2017 10:23AM

It is important that the General Assembly continue to take positive steps toward removing unnecessary barriers that hamper the efforts of ex-offenders to become employed, productive, and taxpaying members of society. READ MORE

April 13, 2017 12:00PM

In an ideal system of justice, every ex-offender is afforded the opportunity to make the most of their re-entry by earning gainful employment and a genuine shot at becoming a productive member of the society. READ MORE

February 8, 2017 11:56AM

If you can tell me how much taxpayer money a job is worth, than we can start to have a productive conversation and at the very least trim the fat off our incentive programs. READ MORE

January 8, 2017 3:26PM

The Beacon Center believes a just and fair criminal justice system will ensure that every Tennessean has the opportunity to become a productive member of society. To that end, we will advocate for reforms that enhance public safety, promote rehabilitation and re-entry, and save taxpayers dollars. Our efforts will focus on the following areas: Public... READ MORE

October 14, 2016 11:44AM

As cities step into the global arena, could city-based diplomacy become more effective than international negotiations? And if cities can become self-sufficient, then is independence in the pipeline for areas like London? These are just a couple of the thought-provoking, but very real questions that Sarah Power tackled in her latest Factor-Tech political piece, “Future... READ MORE

July 4, 2016 9:15AM

Excessive legislation, regulation, and taxation can often make criminals out of ordinary Americans while making everyone’s lives more costly and difficult. Here are fourteen of the most outrageous examples from the Volunteer State. 1. First on the list is a coin-operated amusement device tax, because it would be travesty for toddlers to ride coin-operated machines... READ MORE

April 15, 2016 8:28AM

Beacon Blog Roundup Happy Freedom Day Jackson Taylor reflects on the history and importance of our constitution on Freedom Day. Beacon in the News David Martin of The Chattanooga Times Free Press applauds our efforts to give Tennesseans the right to earn a living. News Channel 5 in Nashville covers the importance of ending policing for profit efforts in... READ MORE

January 27, 2016 5:09PM

In 2011, Beacon joined the fight to repeal mandatory collective bargaining by government education unions. Prior to that time, unions could force local school boards to recognize their authority to negotiate exclusively on behalf of teachers. READ MORE