Posts Tagged ‘legislation’

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

Why TN’s zero-tax street cred comes with an asterisk

This recent Forbes column exposes Tennessee’s income tax secret and notes Beacon’s success in telling the stories of those impacted by the Hall Income Tax. …But, more importantly, tax policy affects real families and their ability to build a sustainable life. This report, published...
April 4th, 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

Beacon Center calls for end to Hall Income Tax

Beacon Center calls for end to Hall Income Tax
NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today released “Our State, Our Future,” a publication in the Faces of Freedom series that focuses on the harmful impact Tennessee’s investment income tax has on the lives of Tennesseans. The Hall Income Tax empowers the Tennessee General...
February 4th, 2014 | Feature, Policy | 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

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

When is no law better than a weak law?

In a Choice Media “Ed Reform Minute” podcast, Beacon Center Director of Policy Trey Moore explains why Beacon had concerns with – and ultimately could not support – Gov. Haslam’s limited, failing school voucher bill this year. Visit buff.ly/15GvuiU to listen to the entire...
April 23rd, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

Beacon’s statement on the passage of policing for profit reforms

Statement from the Beacon Center on Passage of Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill: The Beacon Center of Tennessee today commended the unanimous passage of legislation to limit the controversial practice of policing for profit. The Beacon Center has called for several reforms to these laws, which allow...
April 17th, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

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