Posts Tagged ‘government handouts’

An Idea a Day: A Roadmap to Freedom

An Idea a Day: A Roadmap to Freedom
Every other year, the Beacon Center publishes “An Idea a Day” for each remaining legislative day of the current General Assembly. This year’s publication offers a roadmap to freedom, providing 57 ideas for the second session of the 108th General Assembly. Click here to download the...
December 3rd, 2013 | Feature, Policy | Read More

Cronyism: A Tennessee Love Story

Beacon CEO Justin Owen pens a guest article at the new blog, Tennessee Brush Fires, about the pitfalls of corporate welfare. Here’s an excerpt. Since 2005, Tennessee governments have handed over $1.75 billion in the form of tax credits and cash grants to large companies. And the vast majority of...
August 2nd, 2013 | Commentary | Read More

Corporate Welfare PoliGraphic

Corporate Welfare PoliGraphic
Today, the Beacon Center of Tennessee published a new “PoliGraphic,” a policy infographic outlining some of the most massive corporate welfare deals in Tennessee over the past decade. The PoliGraphic also analyzes what could be done with the money that is doled out to favored companies and...
July 31st, 2013 | Feature, Policy | Read More

TN Pork Report Unearths Half-a-Billion Dollars in Government Waste

TN Pork Report Unearths Half-a-Billion Dollars in Government Waste
NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today released its eighth annual Tennessee Pork Report, exposing more than $511 million squandered by state and local governments over the past year. The annual report published by the Beacon Center, the state’s leading free market think tank and taxpayer...
June 26th, 2013 | Feature, Policy | Read More

Volkswagen layoffs loom amid questions of new “clawback” rules

TNReport.com investigates how a new state law will fail to protect taxpayers from a recently announced layoff of 500 workers by Volkswagen. The auto manufacturer has received hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money for its Chattanooga plant, and the state will likely be unable to recoup any...
May 28th, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

Tri-Cities TV station covers Beacon’s welfare abuse reform efforts

WJHL in the Tri-Cities covers Beacon’s investigation into EBT card abuse and notes the changes in state law that spawned from it. “It’s really disheartening to see so much of this money going to things like liquor and to strip clubs when it’s designed to provide necessities to...
May 9th, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

“Nashville” TV show seeks more subsidies

The Nashville Business Journal takes a look at the film incentives received by the TV show “Nashville,” and discusses whether those handouts should be renewed if a second season is cast. Beacon’s Director of Policy Trey Moore says no. “If it’s successful enough to be picked...
May 8th, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

Tennessee rejects Medicaid expansion…for now

The Heartland Institute notes Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision to thus far reject a Medicaid expansion. The article quotes Beacon director of policy Trey Moore, who explains how this rejection does not mean Tennessee taxpayers will lose money to other states. “The notion that money will go to other...
April 22nd, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

Drinking the Hemlock Kool-Aid

TN Report offers an interesting analysis of the fallout from Hemlock Semiconducter, which was awarded nearly $300 million in taxpayer handouts before announcing massive layoffs at its Clarksville plant. TN Report gets Beacon Director of Policy Trey Moore’s take on the consequences of corporate...
March 4th, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

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