Posts Tagged ‘Beacon Center’

State Senate passes opportunity scholarships bill

NASHVILLE – Today, the Tennessee Federation for Children, Beacon Center of Tennessee and StudentsFirst Tennessee applaud state lawmakers for passing the Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act with a bipartisan vote of 20-10. The Senate’s action brings Tennessee one step closer to empowering...
April 10th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Why TN’s zero-tax street cred comes with an asterisk

This recent Forbes column exposes Tennessee’s income tax secret and notes Beacon’s success in telling the stories of those impacted by the Hall Income Tax. …But, more importantly, tax policy affects real families and their ability to build a sustainable life. This report, published...
April 4th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Tennessee moves one step closer to an opportunity scholarship program

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Federation for Children (TFC), the state affiliate of the American Federation for Children, today applauds the passage of SB 196 the “Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act,” from the Senate Education Committee. The Beacon Center of Tennessee joins with...
March 26th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Subsidies to popular museums scrutinized

Fox 17 has a story about how some museums and tourist attractions receive taxpayer handouts, even though others that do not have much more visitors. Watch the entire interview here.
March 14th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Beacon Center joins effort to provide tax relief to seniors and job creators

NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today joined with other tax reform groups and legislators in support of phasing out the Hall Income Tax on stocks and bonds. House Finance Chairman Charles Sargent, Sen. Mark Green, Americans for Prosperity’s Tim Phillips, Americans for Tax Reform’s...
March 4th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Hall Income Tax hurts Tennessee, especially seniors

In an effort to raise awareness about Tennessee’s income tax secret, Beacon Director of Policy Lindsay Boyd pens an article that originally appeared in Saturday’s Tennessean. by Lindsay Boyd As the 2014 legislative session of the Tennessee General Assembly gets into full swing, there are...
February 23rd, 2014 | Commentary | Read More

Media notes Beacon’s role in union debate

The Chattanooga Times Free Press looks at all those involved in the discussion over whether to unionize the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant, including Beacon’s role educating the community and workers about the consequences of unionization. Read the entire article here.
February 16th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

School choice puts focus on each student

Dr. Harold Black, professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee and Beacon senior fellow, pens an op-ed in support of school choice. This article originally appeared in Saturday’s Knoxville News Sentinel. by Dr. Harold Black On Jan. 28 a school choice rally was held in Nashville. Caravans from...
February 16th, 2014 | Commentary | Read More

Unionized plant not in best interest of workers, community

With workers at the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant set to vote on unionizing under the United Auto Workers, Beacon CEO Justin Owen and UAW member Terry Bowman raise concern about what a unionized plant would mean for workers and the community. This article originally appeared in Monday’s Chattanoogan and...
February 10th, 2014 | Commentary | Read More

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