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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
The Pork Report Exposes Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Tennessee government. READ MORE
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The Beacon Center of Tennessee and National Federation of Independent Business released a how-to guide to help lawmakers determine which licensing laws are necessary and which should be cast aside. READ MORE
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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Tennessee Pork Report, a publication of the Beacon Center of Tennessee. We have spent the last decade thoroughly researching and reporting government waste, fraud, and abuse. Fittingly, this milestone year has uncovered that state and local government officials squandered a record-breaking $763 million in taxpayer money. The report highlights this mismanagement of taxpayer... READ MORE
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Make sure to take a look at our new, comprehensive package on education reform in the state of Tennessee. READ MORE
"It is time that Tennessee legislators repeal the tax, return peace of mind to the thousands currently saddled with the punitive penalty." READ MORE
"The Beacon Center's Healthcare Reform Package for 2015 is our roadmap for legislators" READ MORE
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