To explore our interactive zoning map of Middle Tennessee, click here. It seems not a day goes by without another news story showcasing how housing is becoming unaffordable, especially in Tennessee. And it’s not surprising. In 2020, Tennessee became the number one state for in-migration for the first time, according to U-Haul.1 Ever since, the... READ MORE
Through thoughtful zoning reforms that increase the ability for more affordable home ownership and the supply of homes, Tennessee can let the individual win over restrictive local controls on private property. READ MORE
Wen Fa will lead the expansion of Beacon’s litigation efforts to protect Tennesseans’ freedoms from government overreach. READ MORE
Today, the Beacon Center won an appeal in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals which will protect property rights in Nashville. The Court ruled that the city of Nashville cannot avoid constitutional protections for private property simply by taking individuals’ property through legislative action. This was an enormous win for our plaintiffs and a reminder... READ MORE
“These children are our future. Why not offer them every opportunity they need?” Why not, indeed. READ MORE
Here is a look at the priorities advanced by our advocacy partner Beacon Impact that passed this year. READ MORE
Up until recently, charter schools received bipartisan support for years, from past presidents and governors to local officials. Charter schools should be praised, not shunned, because they aren’t controlled by a bureaucratic district. READ MORE
Political ballots aren’t the only votes Tennesseans cast that have a lasting impact. READ MORE
If Tennessee is going to remain the best state to do business in, it’s time for the next big tax cut. READ MORE
Predicting how the Supreme Court will rule is usually a fool’s errand. But if you’re interested in animal welfare or really love bacon (or both!), you’re interested in the Dormant Commerce Clause. READ MORE
Kicking it Back Into High Gear! Continuing licensing and regulatory reform in Tennessee.
BY RON SHULTIS
This year is an opportunity to put the pedal to the metal and continue our trend of regulatory reform. READ MORE
Any expansion of ESAs is an immense benefit to those students who will receive new education options. READ MORE
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