regulations

Newsletter from the Beacon Center of Tennessee; July 31, 2012:  Elvis, liquor, and your tax dollars What do these three things have in common? For one, Tennessee’s welfare program. Our intrepid investigative reporter, Chris Butler, recently dug through nearly 140,000 transactions by Memphis welfare recipients using their cash benefits in the form of Electronic Benefit […]

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Less than 8 percent of initial unemployment claims are disputed in Tennessee. Of those that are, 68 percent are ruled in favor of the employer, a figure that contrasts sharply with assertions made recently by the state’s Republican lieutenant governor.

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A rally thrown by Tea Party activists in support of Gibson Guitar Corp. in light of a recent federal raid on the company drew hundreds to Nashville Saturday to listen to music and speakers denounce government overreach. Guests at the “We Stand With Gibson” rally included Gibson Guitar owner Henry Juszkiewicz, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, […]

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The lieutenant governor thinks it makes good economic sense to calculate a price tag projecting the potential costs proposed bills and regulations would have on the private sector. The idea was put forward recently in a policy brief by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.

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Proposed legislation would shield Tennessee businesses from some discrimination lawsuits. It is designed to serve the interests of “business necessity and safe workplace environment,” according to the sponsor.

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