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Experts at Beacon Center’s ‘Off Track: What’s Wrong With Nashville’s Transit Plan & What We Should Do Instead’ Summit Slam Mayor Barry’s Scheme

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Beacon Center of Tennessee hosted a free conference open to the public on Saturday featuring the nation’s foremost experts discussing “Off Track: What’s Wrong with Nashville’s Transit Plan & What We Should Do Instead.” The title reflects the sentiment of attendees, primarily interested citizens versus special…

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‘Pork Report 2017’ Details Tennessee Government Waste and Corruption

Tennessee politicians are facing harsh criticism after The Beacon Center released Tennessee’s 2017 “Pork Report.” The report lists multiple examples of government officials using taxpayer dollars to give handouts to politically-connected industries and businesses. The pork added up to a staggering $400 million in taxpayer dollars in a single year….

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Beacon Center Launches Advocacy Organization to Better Promote Free Market

The Nashville-based Beacon Center of Tennessee on Wednesday announced that it has formed a new nonprofit that will serve as the free market think tank’s advocacy partner. Called Beacon Impact, the new nonprofit was set up to promote reform at the state Capitol and within communities. While the new entity…

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Beacon Center of Tennessee Calls for Referendum on Funding New Soccer Stadium

The Beacon Center of Tennessee is calling for a public referendum to allow taxpayers to vote on whether tax dollars should be used to build a new Major League Soccer stadium in Nashville. Mayor Megan Barry has worked out a preliminary private-public deal to use tax dollars to help fund…

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Randy Boyd Tells Beacon Center: Business Tax Incentives Can Work If Done Right

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Tax incentives to attract and retain businesses in Tennessee can be a good thing for the state, gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd told the Beacon Center of Tennessee on Tuesday. “You’ve got to make smart decisions, but if you make the smart decision, you can get a good return on investment,”…

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House Speaker Beth Harwell Banks on Experience in Run for Tennessee Governor

  House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) told the Beacon Center of Tennessee last week that her “core conservative values” and experience in the state legislature make her a good candidate for governor. A Nashville-based nonprofit that promotes the free market, the Beacon Center is conducting Facebook Live interviews with gubernatorial candidates…

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Mae Beavers Tells The Beacon Center She Will Drain the Swamp: ‘We May Need An Inspector General in Every Department in Tennessee’

State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) told the Beacon Center of Tennessee on Friday she supports President Trump’s efforts to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C., and intends to do the same thing in Nashville if elected governor. “We may need an inspector general in every department in Tennessee. I’m…

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Beacon Center Sues Metro Nashville Government Over Affordable Housing Law

  The Beacon Center of Tennessee is taking Metro Nashville government to court, claiming that a new affordable housing law is illegal and unconstitutional. The Nashville-based think tank, which promotes free markets, filed a lawsuit last week in Davidson County Chancery Court. The suit was filed on behalf of the…

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