Current Status of Lawsuit: The Beacon Center was victorious as the state legislature temporarily repealed the licensing requirement for animal massage. Stowe v. Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners The Story Have you ever worried that the government would swoop in one day and take away your livelihood? Or demand you immediately shut down the business you... READ MORE
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The Beacon Legal Foundation has just filed its first lawsuit against the State of Tennessee. READ MORE
See the benefits of Direct Primary Care in Tennessee and why more freedom in healthcare will help to solve some of our biggest problems. READ MORE
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Beacon checks in on its first ever Opportunity Scholarship recipient, Madison Ott. READ MORE
"Unfortunately, Beacon can only help one student while the Tennessee legislature has the opportunity to help thousands of children." READ MORE
Our latest video shows that like Amanda, terminally ill patients deserve hope. READ MORE
"Our new video details the inspiring story Marshall Shanks and the impact educational choice has had on his life." READ MORE
Check out the second video in our Obamacare Exposed series with State Senator Mark Green. READ MORE
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Read the story of Ambrose Vargason and the possible impact school choice would have on his future. READ MORE
Our latest Pork Report video features the debacle known as Beale Street Landing, which cost Tennessee taxpayers $33 million with very little return. READ MORE
Watch the first video in our Pork Report series, which exposes the 2014 Pork of the Year. READ MORE
Check out the third video in our Obamacare Exposed series featuring Nicole Williams. READ MORE
Small business owner Steve Richards talks about the negative effect Obamacare has had on his business and employees. READ MORE
Read how choice can help students like it did with Memphis student Jeremy Upton. READ MORE
Join School Choice NOW and StudentsFirst for a discussion on opportunity scholarships at the City Cafe in Murfreesboro. READ MORE
Join Steve Moore & Terry Bowman to discuss the impact of the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. READ MORE
Nicholas Holland Nicholas Holland, referred to as a “serial entrepreneur” by the Nashville Business Journal, is the creative mind behind the latest new media venture, Populr.me, which helps clients create quick and effective one-page websites. Nicholas stepped down as CEO of CentreSource Interactive Agency to launch Populr.me, but continues to be active in the business.... READ MORE
Read the story of Jon and Linda Freeman, who's retirement is at stake due to the Hall Tax in Tennessee. READ MORE
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Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Member Steve Moore will speak about how states and the free markets can cure our woes. READ MORE
Join Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne, WNBA star Lisa Leslie, and student advocate Sandeep Thomas for a special National School Choice Week discussion. READ MORE
Come out for some food and refreshments, get a sneak peak of our 2013 policy agenda, and find out who will win our 2012 Lump of Coal Award! READ MORE
Beacon will host renowned healthcare expert and National Center for Policy Analysis CEO John Goodman on how to really fix our healthcare woes. READ MORE
The president of the American Enterprise Institute will speak in Nashville on the morality of capitalism. READ MORE
Beacon will host a special event at our new office on Milton Friedman's 100th birthday. More details coming soon. READ MORE
Former BB&T Chairman John Allison joins Beacon again, this time in Knoxville, to discuss the financial crisis and how we got into the mess we did. READ MORE
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The Dirty Dozen: Makeup Artist
Tennessee believes to be truly qualified to put makeup on others, you need to spend 750 hours in a classroom.
The Dirty Dozen: Barber/Cosmetologist
This inconsistency between two very similar occupations speaks to the arbitrary nature of these regulations.
The Dirty Dozen: Auctioneer
For such fast talkers, the process of becoming an auctioneer is a slow one.
Spotlighting Success: Marshall Shanks
Let’s let Marshall’s story serve as a reminder of all the potential that is yet to be unleashed in our state.
The Dirty Dozen: Security Alarm Installer
Let’s ask ourselves “How can we accomplish the goal of public safety?” Not “How can we make it harder for people to get a job?”
The Dirty Dozen: Locksmith
To be a locksmith in Tennessee, an individual must pay the government $100, take 30 hours of education, and possess two years of experience.
The Dirty Dozen: Hair Braider
Lawmakers should follow suit with the shampooing license repeal and free hair braiders from needing government permission.
The Dirty Dozen: Animal Massage Therapist
Our lawmakers must seek a full repeal of the mandate that animal massage professionals also be licensed vets.
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