Today is Constitution Day. And on what should be a universally recognized holiday, I was privileged to be invited to speak at the illustrious Cato Institute on Constitutional Structure with two of the finest constitutional scholars in the land. Even though I am sure to be the yellow flavor Starburst in this particular packet, this... READ MORE
No one gets to say what you can and can’t say in America. READ MORE
As Beacon starts to take a closer look at potential improvements to the welfare system in Tennessee, CEO Justin Owen has a closer connection with the issue than you might be aware. Justin spent most of his formative years living with his mother and his grandparents. He was unaware at the time that his mom... READ MORE
I’ll take a low tax business friendly state over a tax dependent state like California any day of the week. READ MORE
Nashville is somehow $4.5 billion in debt, which is more than double the debt of the entire state of Tennessee. READ MORE
It truly is amazing what Debra and hundreds of other Tennesseans have done to go from welfare to work and end the cycle of poverty with their generation. READ MORE
As the largest source of new job creation in our economy, the government should be making it easier for small entrepreneurs to succeed instead of stacking the deck against them. READ MORE
There are a lot of issues currently facing Nashville: massive levels of debt despite an unprecedented economic boom, crumbling infrastructure, a growing sense of an identity crisis, and fights over public employee pay raises. One would think these very real issues would be at the forefront of the council’s work and the mayoral race. But... READ MORE
The final rankings based on the above categories will be released on July 4, 2020, giving every city time to pass reforms or make changes to improve its score. READ MORE
To all those companies seeking a friendly business environment here in Tennessee, welcome home. We’re glad to have you. READ MORE
Beacon is beginning a series of posts to help you get to know our board members. First, we have an interview with John Cerasuolo, Beacon Board Chairman. READ MORE
In the past few weeks alone, at least four local governments have proposed massive property tax increases totaling more than $200 million a year. READ MORE
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