Posts Tagged ‘taxes’

Corporate Welfare PoliGraphic

Corporate Welfare PoliGraphic
Today, the Beacon Center of Tennessee published a new “PoliGraphic,” a policy infographic outlining some of the most massive corporate welfare deals in Tennessee over the past decade. The PoliGraphic also analyzes what could be done with the money that is doled out to favored companies and...
July 31st, 2013 | Feature, Policy | 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

Volkswagen layoffs loom amid questions of new “clawback” rules

TNReport.com investigates how a new state law will fail to protect taxpayers from a recently announced layoff of 500 workers by Volkswagen. The auto manufacturer has received hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money for its Chattanooga plant, and the state will likely be unable to recoup any...
May 28th, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

Tri-Cities TV station covers Beacon’s welfare abuse reform efforts

WJHL in the Tri-Cities covers Beacon’s investigation into EBT card abuse and notes the changes in state law that spawned from it. “It’s really disheartening to see so much of this money going to things like liquor and to strip clubs when it’s designed to provide necessities to...
May 9th, 2013 | Recent News | 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

Gov. Haslam rejects Medicaid expansion

NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam announced today that he would not currently seek Tennessee’s participation in a Medicaid expansion as envisioned by President Obama’s signature healthcare law. Instead, Haslam will focus on reforming the entitlement program known in the state as TennCare. The Beacon...
March 27th, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

State spending cap may get makeover

TNReport.com takes a look at a bipartisan measure that would  analyze the “Copeland Cap,” which places a limitation on state spending growth. The online news bureau points out that the Beacon Center has pressed for the reforms that may be discussed by the state’s funding board. Committee...
March 21st, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

Expanding TennCare would hurt patients, taxpayers

Beacon Director of Policy Trey Moore warns against the consequences – both fiscal and moral – of expanding Medicaid in Tennessee. This article originally appeared in Sunday’s Knoxville News Sentinel. by Trey Moore Gov. Bill Haslam recently announced he would decide this month whether...
March 17th, 2013 | Commentary | Read More

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

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