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
For such fast talkers, the process of becoming an auctioneer is a slow one. READ MORE
Let’s let Marshall’s story serve as a reminder of all the potential that is yet to be unleashed in our state. READ MORE
Let’s ask ourselves “How can we accomplish the goal of public safety?” Not “How can we make it harder for people to get a job?” READ MORE
To be a locksmith in Tennessee, an individual must pay the government $100, take 30 hours of education, and possess two years of experience. READ MORE
Lawmakers should follow suit with the shampooing license repeal and free hair braiders from needing government permission. READ MORE
Our lawmakers must seek a full repeal of the mandate that animal massage professionals also be licensed vets. READ MORE
We need to think long and hard before giving government bureaucrats even more control over our healthcare decisions. READ MORE
Vote for this year's Pork of the Year READ MORE
A new poll indicates that Nashville voters actually support allowing people to rent out their homes. READ MORE
Check out the awards our documentary Rigged: The Injustice of Corporate Welfare has racked up. READ MORE
Legislators and the governor’s administration can put Trump’s promise to the test and potentially pave the way for meaningful reform to our healthcare marketplace. READ MORE
The true way to be business friendly is to quit picking winners and losers. READ MORE
This announcement is a smart move that will instill the proper incentives and opportunities for Tennesseans in need to become self-sufficient and independent. READ MORE
More and more Tennesseans are finding alternatives to the traditional—and broken— healthcare model in the form of direct primary care. READ MORE
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