Today, the Beacon Center of Tennessee released its long-awaited alternate transit plan for Nashville. READ MORE
Currently, prisons and probation departments are funded by headcount, creating a perverse incentive to keep as many people in the system as possible. Restructuring funding based upon outcomes would reverse this incentive. READ MORE
This update addresses the problems with the juvenile justice system in the state of Tennessee and offers reasonable and helpful solutions. READ MORE
We can either eliminate barriers that keep them from becoming productive, taxpaying citizens, or we can leave those barriers up and risk them turning back to a life of crime. READ MORE
Advancing Sensible Justice Reform package. READ MORE
Tennessee prides itself on being a state that values smaller government, less regulation, and respect for individual liberty. Yet, while we have made significant progress in a number of critical policy areas, the Volunteer State’s regulation of its workforce continues to be among the most burdensome nationwide. In particular, Tennessee requires a government license to... READ MORE
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