Good public policy should always be designed to incentivize people to get back to work, aligning the short-run with the long-run. READ MORE
It would be patently unfair—and even reward bad actors—to force Tennesseans to fund a bailout of pension systems for bankrupt states like Kentucky. READ MORE
The Beacon Center respectfully disagrees with today’s ruling from the Davidson County Chancery Court that the ESA program is unconstitutional. This decision harms children in Davidson and Shelby County who are looking for a lifeline to receive a quality education starting this upcoming fall. Educational choice has consistently been deemed constitutional by courts across the country; this program does not unconstitutionally... READ MORE
We must all stand with small business owners who, like Carey, Lij, and Pat, are just struggling to survive under the weight of Nashville’s heavy thumb. READ MORE
At the rate that local lawmakers are attempting to raise taxes, accountability from taxpayers might be the only thing that will slow them down. READ MORE
It matters less what our individual opinions are on the best way for the government to deal with COVID-19 than our understanding that these arbitrary rules unfairly hurt business owners and people who are just trying to make a living and put food on the table. READ MORE
As our state fights this pandemic, a potential economic collapse, and seeks a “return to normalcy,” doubling down on free markets isn’t just our best hope. It’s our only hope. READ MORE
After announcing a plan for a phased in re-opening of the economy on Monday, Gov. Lee should base these actions on public health factors. READ MORE
Instead of taking the easy way out, politicians across the country need to start using more fiscal discipline so they can take care of their citizens when the next crisis happens. READ MORE
Through technology and innovation, Tennessee is doing its part to find a vaccine for COVID-19 thanks in part to Summit—the world’s most powerful supercomputer—located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Summit supercomputer, built by IBM, is part of the newly formed COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium (HPCC) which has academic institutions, federal laboratories, and... READ MORE
If we had to eliminate a regulation during this crisis, why does that regulation need to exist in the first place? READ MORE
A brand new package of 20 policy solutions focused on what policies the state of Tennessee should and shouldn't enact moving forward when it deals with COVID-19 READ MORE
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