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Opportunity scholarship proposal withdrawn

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Federation for Children, Beacon Center of Tennessee and StudentsFirst Tennessee all expressed disappointment after opposing politicians blocked a bill to empower parents with educational choice from a vote in the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee. The Tennessee Choice...
April 15th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

State Senate passes opportunity scholarships bill

NASHVILLE – Today, the Tennessee Federation for Children, Beacon Center of Tennessee and StudentsFirst Tennessee applaud state lawmakers for passing the Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act with a bipartisan vote of 20-10. The Senate’s action brings Tennessee one step closer to empowering...
April 10th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Why TN’s zero-tax street cred comes with an asterisk

This recent Forbes column exposes Tennessee’s income tax secret and notes Beacon’s success in telling the stories of those impacted by the Hall Income Tax. …But, more importantly, tax policy affects real families and their ability to build a sustainable life. This report, published...
April 4th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Tennessee moves one step closer to an opportunity scholarship program

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Federation for Children (TFC), the state affiliate of the American Federation for Children, today applauds the passage of SB 196 the “Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act,” from the Senate Education Committee. The Beacon Center of Tennessee joins with...
March 26th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Subsidies to popular museums scrutinized

Fox 17 has a story about how some museums and tourist attractions receive taxpayer handouts, even though others that do not have much more visitors. Watch the entire interview here.
March 14th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Beacon Center joins effort to provide tax relief to seniors and job creators

NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today joined with other tax reform groups and legislators in support of phasing out the Hall Income Tax on stocks and bonds. House Finance Chairman Charles Sargent, Sen. Mark Green, Americans for Prosperity’s Tim Phillips, Americans for Tax Reform’s...
March 4th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Reuters: 13 billboards, one paint shop worker helped defeat UAW

Reuters covers the opposition to the United Auto Workers efforts to unionize the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant, including the efforts by Beacon to educate workers and the community about the impact of the decision. Beacon president and CEO Justin Owen said if it hadn’t been for the cumulative efforts...
February 23rd, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Investors Business Daily discusses VW Chattanooga union vote

In an Investors Business Daily article, Heritage Foundation Senior Economist Stephen Moore discusses the recent vote by Volkswagen Chattanooga workers to reject the United Auto Workers. Moore quotes Beacon CEO Justin Owen on the development: “The UAW held a monopoly over the VW plant floor for...
February 23rd, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Beacon supports annexation reform

As debate heats up in the Tennessee legislature over reforming the state’s law allowing forced annexation, the Beacon Center supports the protection of citizens’ property rights, including current efforts to require cities to hold a referendum before annexing homes and farms. Read more about...
February 18th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

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