Checks and balances should exist in order to protect citizens' liberty, even in times of crisis. READ MORE
State lawmakers have a unique opportunity to build on Gov. Lee’s overall deregulatory approach by codifying many of the reforms from his recent executive orders. READ MORE
This report offers the following solutions to get Nashville’s fiscal house in order: 1. Reform the Pension System 2. Reform Healthcare & Post-Employment Benefits 3. Rightsize the Government Workforce 4. Renegotiate & Reign in Corporate Welfare Deals 5. Enact a Spending Cap READ MORE
Don’t Call It a Comeback: Principles for Getting Tennesseans Back to Work and Phasing in Our Economic Recovery
BY RON SHULTIS
On April 13, 2020, Gov. Bill Lee announced an extension of Tennessee’s Safer at Home Order until the end of April. In addition to this extension, Gov. Lee announced the creation of the Economic Recovery Group, tasked with formulating a plan to reboot the state’s economy and put Tennesseans back to work, all while balancing... READ MORE
Today, the Beacon Center released 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. The suggestions relate to both public health and the economy. In terms of health, suggestions include ways to increase the number of medical professionals in the state, expand access to... READ MORE
This marks the 14th year of the Beacon Center’s Pork Report, our annual report exposing government waste, fraud, and abuse. While the Pork Report is a fun and creative outlet for our team to expose the top 25 most ridiculous instances of government spending in the past year, it is also a call to action... READ MORE
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