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
See why Certificate of Need laws are problematic and should be repealed in Tennessee. READ MORE
"It's enough to grabble with the costly and unavoidable woodwork effect; it's another to voluntarily submit to more pain." READ MORE
"...but when that same program leads to significant loss of income, puts Tennesseans out of work, and diminishes opportunities to find new jobs, the program has failed." READ MORE
Justin Owen discusses the recently released Pork Report and some of his least favorite examples of the other white meat. READ MORE
Legislators are currently holding hearings on the 2014-2015 proposed state budget. In an effort to educate Tennesseans about the state budget, Beacon has published a series of infographics. Click on the pictures below for an interactive version of each graphic. Where Your State Tax Dollar Comes From ... READ MORE
Beacon releases a new infographic on President Obama's failed Pre-K proposal READ MORE
A new story by Tennessee Watchdog notes Beacon's argument against extending taxpayer money to filmmakers. READ MORE
Beacon has published a new infographic exposing the pitfalls to government picking winners and losers in business. READ MORE
Beacon has published a new policy infographic explaining why expanding Medicaid in Tennessee is unaffordable and immoral. READ MORE
Beacon puts out an infographic on the budget of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, which includes a 13 percent tax hike. READ MORE
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