Posts Tagged ‘Justin Owen’

Beacon statement on death of Hall Tax repeal bill

Beacon CEO Justin Owen on the withdrawal of the Hall Income Tax repeal bill: “We are deeply disappointed that we could not provide needed tax relief to Tennessee’s seniors and job creators by repealing the Hall Income Tax. But it is important to note that this bill died purely based on perception...
April 17th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

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

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

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

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

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

Securing a Fiscally Sound Future for Tennessee

Securing a Fiscally Sound Future for Tennessee
Beacon proposes new calculations for the state spending limit  NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today released a proposal to the Tennessee General Assembly on recalculating the Copeland Cap, a state spending limit devised by former Rep. David Copeland and approved by voters to the state...
January 21st, 2014 | Feature, Policy | Read More

Law enforcement agencies receive a lump of coal for abusive practices

Law enforcement agencies receive a lump of coal for abusive practices
NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today announced that Tennesseans have overwhelmingly chosen the 23rd Judicial District, and Cheatham, Dickson, and Humphreys Counties as the recipients of the 2013 Lump of Coal Award. The Beacon Center awards this dubious distinction annually to the person...
December 17th, 2013 | Feature, Recent News | Read More

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

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