Posts Tagged ‘congress’

Unemployment extension hurts jobless and taxpayers

The Tennessean and WBIR-TV in Knoxville cover the ongoing debate to renew unemployment benefits before the end of the year. Beacon’s CEO Justin Owen cautions against the move: “The more you extend unemployment benefits to someone who’s jobless, the less likely it is that they’ll...
December 8th, 2011 | Recent News | Read More

Wasteful federal spending hits close to home

As Washington hits gridlock on the debt ceiling battle, the federal government continues to send millions of dollars to local communities for “non-traditional transportation purposes,” such as sidewalks, landscaping, and lighting, notes TNReport.com. Tennessee Center for Policy Research President...
July 29th, 2011 | Recent News | Read More

Taxpayers foot new West TN port

Despite acknowledging that private funds could have paid for a new port on the Mississippi River in West Tennessee, local officials secured $13 million in stimulus money to pay for the project. Further, while proponents claim that large companies such as ConAgra will bring business to the area, a company...
October 31st, 2010 | Recent News | Read More

TCPR signs letter on direct wine shipment

Today, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research submitted a letter to Congress in conjunction with 41 other organizations expressing concern about potential direct wine shipment regulations. The letter addresses the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act, which would allow states to impose...
July 27th, 2010 | Recent News | Read More

Will a Democratic Congress End the Federal Spending Spree?

By Stephen Slivinski Republicans counting their losses following last Tuesday’s election learned a harsh truth: Many fiscal conservatives no longer see Democrats as the biggest impediment to tackling Big Government. Instead, they see GOP leaders in Washington as the problem. When Republicans won control...
November 10th, 2006 | Commentary | Read More

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