Current Status of Lawsuit: Beacon successfully won a preliminary injunction, preventing Tennessee’s regulation of online auctions from taking effect while the case is litigated. Awaiting ruling from judge on State’s Motion to Dismiss. — The Story Like other forms of e-Commerce, online auctions are the exact sort of business that has exploded with the internet. Consumers,... READ MORE
Elisha and Jesse Gaugh live under the same roof but are taking different education paths. This is just one example of the fact that one size does not fit all when it comes to education. Learn more at beacontn.org/ed-choice READ MORE
Families like the Lopez family—who want and need choices for their children’s education—exist all over Tennessee. By implementing statewide ESAs, Tennessee parents will be able to decide the best course for their child’s education and dedicate the dollars that are already going toward education to their child’s specific needs. READ MORE
The John Metros that you meet today and the man you would have met 10 years ago are two completely different people. Today, John works in prison ministry and with individuals who are coming out of prison and acclimating to that life. He knows what they need to hear, because not very long ago, he... READ MORE
All children in Tennessee should have the opportunity to pursue an educational path that best meets his or her unique needs. That is possible through education savings accounts, or ESAs. READ MORE
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Current Status of Lawsuit: Appeal Pending. Who would have thought it would be illegal to make music in Nashville? Unfortunately, the city’s ban on home-based businesses means local musicians, hairstylists and other aspiring entrepreneurs face steep fines and potential imprisonment if any customers physically come to their homes to do business. Nashville residents Lij... READ MORE
Current Status of Lawsuit: The Beacon Center was victorious as the state legislature repealed the licensing requirement for animal massage. Stowe v. Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners The Story Have you ever worried that the government would swoop in one day and take away your livelihood? Or demand you immediately shut down the business you... READ MORE
Get an update on Beacon Scholarship Recipient Madison Ott READ MORE
The Beacon Legal Foundation has just filed its first lawsuit against the State of Tennessee. READ MORE
See the benefits of Direct Primary Care in Tennessee and why more freedom in healthcare will help to solve some of our biggest problems. READ MORE
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