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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
"...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
Take a look at our brand new school choice options booklet “Allowing Children to Dream Big.” READ MORE
The Beacon Center just released a brand new study on the effect of vouchers on public education. READ MORE
Our brand new 2014 Pork Report is out, check out all the waste we found this year. READ MORE
Watch our new inspiring video covering our school choice rally featuring over 1,000 people from across the state. READ MORE
Beacon's new Faces of Freedom report, "Our State, Our Future," showcases how Tennesseans are harmed by the income tax on stocks and bonds. READ MORE
Beacon releases a new infographic on President Obama's failed Pre-K proposal READ MORE
Beacon proposes new calculations for the state spending limit known as the Copeland Cap. READ MORE
Beacon releases its roadmap to freedom, providing one freedom-oriented idea for each remaining legislative day of the 108th General Assembly. READ MORE
Beacon's releases its annual rankings of the state's 50 most populous cities based on their business climate. READ MORE
A new Beacon Center report analyzes how many tax dollars go into the classroom and the impact spending has on student performance. READ MORE
Beacon has published a new infographic exposing the pitfalls to government picking winners and losers in business. READ MORE
Beacon's most famous annual publication comes packed with government pork in 2013. READ MORE
Each year, the Beacon Center ranks the 50 most populous cities in Tennessee based on their business climate. Beacon analyzes data from a range of sources to give each city a score in three categories: business tax burden, economic vitality, and community allure. Below are the most recent rankings. 2013 Business-Friendly City Ranking 2012 Business-Friendly... READ MORE
At the beginning of each Tennessee General Assembly every two years, Beacon published a comprehensive Legislators’ Guide to the Issues. The guide covers a range of policy issues, offering free market reforms in each area in a concise, one-page format. A complimentary copy of the guide is provided to every state legislator. In the second... READ MORE
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