Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

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

Governor gets bill restricting use of welfare cards

TNReport.com covers the passage of a bill that restricts the use of Electronic Benefits Transfer cards by welfare recipients. The online news bureau notes Beacon’s role in initiating the reform effort. The legislation came after a report was released last summer by the Beacon Center of Tennessee,...
April 16th, 2013 | Recent News | Read More

There’s More Than One Way to Pave a Road

There’s More Than One Way to Pave a Road
NASHVILLE – As gas prices remain stagnantly high, many families have felt the burdens of filling their gas tanks. One common proposal to fund Tennessee’s transportation needs is a gas tax hike, which would increase the already substantial cost confronting Tennesseans at the pump. The Beacon Center...
September 26th, 2012 | Feature, Policy | 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

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

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