Posts Tagged ‘nashville’

Education funds not being spent wisely

The op-ed below by Justin Owen, Benjamin Clark, and Alexandria Gilbert outlines the findings of Beacon’s new education spending study. This article originally appeared in Wednesday’s Tennessean. A similar article appeared in Sundays’ Knoxville News Sentinel (subscription required). by...
September 4th, 2013 | Commentary | 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

“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

Taxpayers foot hefty bill for “Nashville” TV show

The Nashville Business Journal is out with a series of stories on the new hit TV show, “Nashville.” But their stories are not about the cast or plot, but about the “economic development” incentives Tennessee taxpayers are forking over to have the show shot in Nashville. Beacon...
October 15th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

Taxi regulations harm consumers, cost jobs

The Metro Nashville Transportation Licensing Commission, which regulates taxicabs, limos, sedans, and horse-drawn carriages, recently came under fire after it was revealed that its inspectors were posing as police officers. Beacon Center research associate Steven Strausbaugh pens an article in today’s...
July 20th, 2012 | Commentary | Read More

New poll shows Nashville residents overwhelmingly oppose tax increase

New poll shows Nashville residents overwhelmingly oppose tax increase
NASHVILLE – Today, the Beacon Center of Tennessee released the full results of a recent poll on the proposed property tax increase in Nashville. Yesterday, the Center announced that 68 percent of likely voters opposed Mayor Karl Dean’s plan to raise taxes by $100 million. The full poll report released...
June 13th, 2012 | Feature, Policy | Read More

New poll: 68 percent of Nashville voters oppose tax hike

New poll: 68 percent of Nashville voters oppose tax hike
June 12, 2012 NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee, the state’s Nashville-based free market think tank, today released portions of a poll concerning the proposed 13 percent property tax increase in Davidson County. The opinion survey informed voters of Mayor Karl Dean’s proposed budget and...
June 12th, 2012 | Policy | Read More

Beacon “wielding growing influence in state politics”

Friday’s Nashville Business Journal published a series of articles detailing the fight over a proposed 13 percent property tax hike in Nashville. Beacon is mentioned in all three articles (subscription required). The first is an article on the overall tax hike battle itself. Beacon Center of Tennessee,...
June 8th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

Beacon’s budget solution makes media waves

Nashville’s Channel 4 News takes a look at the Beacon Center’s policy brief outlining how Nashville can balance its budget without a tax increase. Watch the entire interview here. In addition, other media outlets have covered the policy brief, including: Fox 17 – Tax Hike Plan Sees...
May 22nd, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

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