Beacon Weekly Roundup — April 8th

April 8, 2016 11:14AM

Beacon Blog Roundup

Cracking Tennessee’s Nest Egg Tax

Justin Owen explains that Tennessee is not truly an income-tax free state and how that could change.

Writing on the Wall: Civil Forfeiture’s Days are Numbered

Lindsay Boyd discusses the first steps taken to end policing for profit in Tennessee.

Beacon in the News

The Chattanooga Times Free Press covered Beacon’s inaugural Corporate Handout Classic.

News Channel 9 in Chattanooga wrote a piece on the dubious distinction taxpayers awarded Volkswagen Chattanooga for the government handouts they received.

Heartland notes Beacon’s efforts in reforming Tennessee’s Certificate of Need laws.

Beacon Legislative Roundup

Direct Primary Care (HB2323) passed the House 82-5, heading to the Governor to be signed into law.

Certificate Of Need (SB1842) passed House Health Committee.

Certificate Of Need (HB1730) passed Senate Health Committee.

Course Access (HB1879) passed House Finance Subcommittee.

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform (SB2144) passed the Senate unanimously, heading to the Governor to be signed into law.

Right to Earn a Living Act (HB2201) passed House Business & Utilities Committee.