The reason Tennessee should continue to give little—or, even better, outright eliminate these programs—is because film incentives have been shown to be a terrible value. READ MORE
Speedway Motorsports asked Nashville city officials for a handout to plop a racetrack next to the new Major League Soccer stadium that is already in the works and is itself subsidized by taxpayers. READ MORE
The Tennessee legislative session wrapped up this week. Here is a recap from Policy Coordinator Ron Shultis. READ MORE
"The next time a UT basketball fan complains about our lack of income tax, just remind them that without Tennessee’s forward-thinking tax policies, we would be stuck with the basketball equivalent of Butch Jones." READ MORE
Justin Owen addresses the facts about education savings accounts. READ MORE
What is needed is clear and concise language that encourages officers to issue a citation in lieu of arrest for low-level nonviolent offences unless there is a clear reason to arrest known to the officer at the time. READ MORE
In March, the Beacon Center of Tennessee was named one of Nashville’s Best Places to Work by the Nashville Business Journal (NBJ). READ MORE
As one of many changes to try to pay down Nashville's crippling debt, Mayor David Briley has decided to change the name of Nashville to Pizza Hut P'Zoneville. . . . Happy April Fool's Day from the Beacon Center! READ MORE
The government shouldn’t have the power to require you to pay to do something on your own property that doesn’t hurt anybody, especially when it’s a kid trying to make a couple of bucks on a hot Saturday afternoon. READ MORE
He has a clear vision for our state, and we look forward to helping pursue meaningful policy reforms that will make Tennessee a freer, more prosperous place to live, work, and raise a family. READ MORE
If approved, Tennessee would become the first state to receive a block grant enabling the state to design a Medicaid program that truly meets the needs of Tennesseans with innovative solutions. READ MORE
Over 21% of Tennessee workers currently need a license to work. That’s the 12th highest percentage in the land. READ MORE
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