Beacon Weekly Roundup—April 15th

April 15, 2016 8:28AM

Beacon Blog Roundup

Happy Freedom Day

Jackson Taylor reflects on the history and importance of our constitution on Freedom Day.

Beacon in the News

David Martin of The Chattanooga Times Free Press applauds our efforts to give Tennesseans the right to earn a living.

News Channel 5 in Nashville covers the importance of ending policing for profit efforts in Tennessee.

Fox News 17 in Nashville explains course access, why its important for legislators, and how it can help our kids.

Beacon Legislative Roundup

Course Access (SB2497/HB1879) passed the Senate Finance Committee and the House Finance committee. It is scheduled for a vote on the House and Senate floors next week.

The Hall Tax (SB0047) cut of 1% with legislative intent to continue cutting the tax at 1% per year until the tax is gone was approved for funding in the state budget. It will be voted on by the finance committees in the house and senate next week.

Right to Earn a Living (HB2201) passed the Senate floor unanimously. The House Government Operations Committee also passed it with a favorable recommendation. The bill moves onto the House Finance Subcommittee and full committee next week.