Beacon Weekly Roundup- June 17th

June 17, 2016 10:04AM

Beacon Blog Roundup

Why I’m Mad at My Favorite Sports Team

Mark Cunningham may love the Utah Jazz, but he takes the team on for accepting corporate handouts for upgrades to their stadium.

“Nashville” Hits Prime Time… on Cable

Beacon Center CEO Justin Owen illustrates how the return of the TV show “Nashville” to CMT is an even worse deal for taxpayers than the first four seasons were.

Vote Now for the 2016 Pork of the Year!

The nominees for 2016 pork of the year are in, but it’s up to you to decide who the “winner” will be. Learn more about the nominees and cast your vote.

Beacon in the News

In a segment that was featured on the NBC affiliate in Nashville on taxpayer handouts going to the show “Nashville,” Beacon’s Mark Cunningham blasted film incentives as antithetical to free market principles.

In The Hill, Lindsay Boyd noted that oversight and reform of the 340B prescription drug discount program is desperately needed.

The Tennessean referenced the Beacon Center’s work against unfair Airbnb regulations in Nashville, specifically citing Mark Cunningham’s recent op-ed.

Reason wrote a scathing critique of the handouts given to the show “Nashville” and discussed Beacon’s opposition to film subsidies.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal drew attention to the Beacon Center’s recent icitizen poll that found 72% of Tennesseans think the state government is not transparent about economic development incentives.