Posts Tagged ‘stimulus’

Drinking the Hemlock Kool-Aid

TN Report offers an interesting analysis of the fallout from Hemlock Semiconducter, which was awarded nearly $300 million in taxpayer handouts before announcing massive layoffs at its Clarksville plant. TN Report gets Beacon Director of Policy Trey Moore’s take on the consequences of corporate...
March 4th, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

We need to shine the light on electric utilities

by Justin Owen With cold weather come slimmer wallets, as Tennessee families watch their electricity costs skyrocket in winter months. However, there may be more to your rising electric bills than you realize. Public utilities are up to some interesting things these days, and it’s costing you quite...
March 4th, 2013 | Commentary | Read More

Beacon speaks out against corporate welfare

The Nashville Metro Council is moving toward giving HCA, the nation’s largest hospital operator, a $66 million tax break to move one county over. WSMV, Channel 4 News gets Beacon CEO Justin Owen’s reaction to the handout. Watch the interview here.
November 27th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

Pork Report covered far and wide

Media from across Tennessee covered the release of the 2012 Tennessee Pork Report and the wasteful spending contained therein. Below is a round-up of the television, radio, and newspaper mentions to date.   Television WSMV, Channel 4 News (Nashville) “Pork Report identifies $468 million in questionable...
June 27th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

Pork Report uncovers $468 million in government waste

Pork Report uncovers $468 million in government waste
NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today released its 2012 Tennessee Pork Report, exposing the fact that state and local governments across Tennessee wasted $468 million over the past year. This is the seventh annual report published by the Beacon Center, Tennessee’s leading free market think...
June 26th, 2012 | Feature, Policy | Read More

Beacon featured in NBJ’s “Morning Call”

As a battle brews over the governor’s proposal to allow the state to collect more information from companies that receive taxpayer money, the Nashville Business Journal talks with Beacon CEO Justin Owen about the problems with corporate welfare as a whole. Read the article, which was featured in...
February 28th, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

GM: From the White House to the statehouse

Beacon president & CEO pens an article for the Daily Caller, a national publication, on how General Motors has turned to state governments for taxpayer handouts after its historic federal bailout. This follows a breaking investigative report on the subject by Chris Butler, Beacon’s director...
January 27th, 2012 | Commentary | Read More

How Business-Friendly are Tennessee’s Cities?

How Business-Friendly are Tennessee’s Cities?
NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee, the state’s free market think tank, today announced the results of its annual ranking of the state’s 50 most populous cities. Founded as the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, the Beacon Center analyzes cities’ friendliness to business each year...
November 14th, 2011 | Feature, Policy | Read More

2011 Pork Report uncovers $371 million in government waste

2011 Pork Report uncovers $371 million in government waste
NASHVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Center for Policy Research today released its 2011 Tennessee Pork Report, exposing that state and local governments across Tennessee wasted $371 million over the past year. For the sixth consecutive year, Tennessee’s premier free market think tank partnered with taxpayer...
June 28th, 2011 | Feature, Policy | Read More

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