Posts Tagged ‘inheritance tax’

Forbes notes Beacon’s work on death tax repeal

In a new article, Forbes discusses the effort to repeal Tennessee’s death tax. The end of the article cites Beacon’s work, including the study conducted by Dr. Art Laffer and Dr. Wayne Winegarden on the issue. Read the entire article at this link.
July 2nd, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

“The pork not chopped”

Tennessee Report asks the question: was there any pork barrel spending in this year’s state budget? Yes, says Beacon CEO Justin Owen, and that’s why it is incumbent upon groups like Beacon to call out wasteful spending in publications such as the Tennessee Pork Report. This year’s Pork...
June 18th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

Art Laffer’s ideas make a comeback

In a feature story on economist Art Laffer, the Tennessean┬ánotes how the former advisor to President Reagan has worked with Beacon and other state-based think tanks to promote sound tax policy at the state level. Beacon published a study by Dr. Laffer on the economic consequences of Tennessee’s...
May 29th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

Beacon responds to Democrats’ budget proposal

Beacon CEO Justin Owen talks to TNReport.com about the House Democrats’ alternative budget proposal unveiled this week. While Owen criticizes their plan to spend excess revenue, he does support their call to further reduce taxes. Justin Owen, president of the free-market Beacon Center of Tennessee...
April 20th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

Beacon’s statement on death tax repeal passage

TNReport.com outlines Thursday’s vote by the state House of Representatives to repeal the death tax. The story includes a portion of Beacon CEO Justin Owen’s statement immediately after the House voted 88-8 to repeal the tax. Justin Owen, CEO of a free-market think-tank called The Beacon...
April 13th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

Beacon’s death tax efforts noted

Friday’s Nashville Business Journal covers the debate over the economic impact of the state death tax, noting Beacon’s efforts to repeal the tax. Yesterday, the state House of Representatives voted to repeal the tax in a bipartisan 88-8 vote. From the Business Journal: “Proponents –...
April 13th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

Tennessee House passes death tax repeal

The Beacon Center of Tennessee applauds the House of Representatives for passing a full repeal of the state death tax today in a bipartisan vote. The bill, HB3760, will phase out the death tax, eliminating it entirely by 2016. “The death tax repeal is a tremendous victory for all Tennesseans,”...
April 13th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

TN House passes death tax repeal

The Beacon Center of Tennessee applauds the House of Representatives for passing a full repeal of the state death tax today in a bipartisan vote. The bill, HB3760, will phase out the death tax, eliminating it entirely by 2016. “The death tax repeal is a tremendous victory for all Tennesseans,”...
April 12th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

Setting the record straight

Beacon CEO Justin Owen takes issue with a recent editorial by the Chattanooga Times in opposition to the state death tax repeal efforts. Read his letter to the editor here and below. Repealing death tax is the way to go Contrary to your March 27 editorial (Tennessee tax breaks and racism), Gov. Haslam...
March 30th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

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