Beacon releases new Legislators' Guide to the Issues

January 9, 2013 9:00AM

NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee, the state’s premier free market policy organization, today released the third edition of its Legislators’ Guide to the Issues. The guide serves as a resource for state lawmakers and covers ten different policy categories. A complimentary copy of the guide will be provided to every state legislator. “As Washington nears irreversible incompetence, our state leaders must step up to the challenge of fixing our nation’s woes,” said Justin Owen, Beacon’s president & CEO. “No other publication offers a better roadmap to a freer, more prosperous Tennessee in a concise format than our Legislators’ Guide to the Issues.” The guide provides one-page solutions in areas such as fiscal responsibility, taxation, education, healthcare, and economic liberty, among others. It also contains citations to additional resources that lawmakers, the media, and citizens alike can use to educate themselves on policy issues. The first two editions of the Legislators’ Guide were essential at promoting common sense policy solutions in the state. The 107th General Assembly advanced legislation related to one-third of the 45 proposals in the second Legislators’ Guide. “This guide has served as an invaluable tool for state legislators, and we are confident that the newly updated publication will serve members of the 108th General Assembly well as they conduct the people’s business,” said Beacon’s Director of Policy Trey Moore. An electronic copy of the Legislators’ Guide to the Issues can be found online at: Those wishing to purchase a hardcopy can do so by emailing or calling (615) 383-6431.