Posts Tagged ‘property rights’

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

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

Legislature could dash cops’ practice of taking cash

TNReport.com takes a look at a proposal that would restrict the practice of “policing for profit,” which allows law enforcement to seize property, including cash, even though no crime has been committed. The article cites Beacon’s recent policy brief on the topic, The Perils of Policing...
March 25th, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

The Perils of Policing for Profit

The Perils of Policing for Profit
NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today published a new policy brief on the disturbing practice of “policing for profit.” The brief, titled The Perils of Policing for Profit, analyzes civil asset forfeiture laws, which have recently come under fire throughout the state. Across Tennessee,...
March 18th, 2013 | Feature, Policy | 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

Analyzing Nashville’s “Taxing” Budget

Analyzing Nashville’s “Taxing” Budget
NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee, the state’s free market think tank, today released a policy brief analyzing Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s proposed 2012-2013 budget. The budget recommendation put forward by Dean contains a 13 percent property tax hike and a net spending increase of 7.85...
May 21st, 2012 | Feature, Policy | Read More

The Mayor’s Taxing Budget

In response to Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s proposal to raise property taxes by 13 percent, Beacon’s graphics team has put together an infographic on the mayor’s proposed budget. You can view it below or click below to download your own PDF copy. Click here for a PDF of “The Mayor’s...
May 8th, 2012 | Policy | Read More

Splitting the Farm

Splitting the Farm
March 7, 2012 NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today released a publication telling the stories of two Tennessee farmers who could be harmed by the state’s onerous death tax. The publication, titled Splitting the Farm, shows how the death tax damages the state’s economy and could put...
March 20th, 2012 | Feature, Policy | Read More

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