Posts Tagged ‘Governor Bredesen’

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

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

Beacon: Shut down TNInvestco

In the wake of an audit that found numerous problems with the state’s TNInvestco program, Beacon CEO Justin Owen explains to the Chattanooga Times Free Press why the program is bad for taxpayers and business. “As this audit shows, taxpayers’ money is handed out like candy with few safeguards...
November 19th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

A Cure for What Ails Us

A Cure for What Ails Us
NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today released a policy report outlining several state-led solutions to our nation’s healthcare woes. Over the next few months, Tennessee officials will have to make vital determinations about the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...
October 17th, 2012 | Feature, Policy | Read More

Comptroller scolds former Revenue chief

In a recent letter sent to legislative leaders, the state Comptroller called into question the use of “tax variances” by former Dept. of Revenue commissioner Reagan Farr. As noted by Tennessee Watchdog, the commissioner appears to have used his authority to change certain companies’...
October 20th, 2011 | Recent News | Read More

2011 Pork Report uncovers $371 million in government waste

2011 Pork Report uncovers $371 million in government waste
NASHVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Center for Policy Research today released its 2011 Tennessee Pork Report, exposing that state and local governments across Tennessee wasted $371 million over the past year. For the sixth consecutive year, Tennessee’s premier free market think tank partnered with taxpayer...
June 28th, 2011 | Feature, Policy | Read More

TCPR cited in opposition to corporate welfare

The Nashville Business Journal, which has covered the issue of government incentives in the area of economic development, notes the Tennessee Center for Policy Research’s position on the issue. “Others, like the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, argue that incentives are unfair to companies...
April 4th, 2011 | Recent News | Read More

Bredesen jumpstarts car company with gov’t money

The Nashville Business Journal picks up the recent TennesseeWatchdog.org story about tax credits going to Tennesseans who purchase electric cars. In the story, TennesseeWatchdog.org editor Chris Butler explains how only certain electric car manufacturers benefit, while others are left out of the mix....
November 12th, 2010 | Recent News | Read More

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