Tennessee Center for Policy Research

Paving the Way for True Education Reform in Memphis

Justin Owen, Kristen Kuan
March 30, 2010

A Beacon Center of Tennessee study finds that school choice scholarships would put control over education in the hands of parents and boost academic achievement based on results from similar progra

Free markets can best address environmental problems

Allyn Milojevich
October 18, 2010

In June 2009, the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives passed “cap and trade,” aim­ing to reduce green­house gas emis­sions by 83 per­cent over the next four decades.

TN should say no to ObamaCare

Justin Owen
December 15, 2010

Nine months ago, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ushering in the largest-ever government intrusion into American’s health-care decisions.

Parents should have choice in education

Dr. Matthew Lander
February 19, 2011

A vast majority of Tennesseans believe their public school system needs changing, as found by a recent Vanderbilt University poll. Thankfully, state leaders don’t have to play a guessing game to determine which reforms would best serve Tennessee’s children.

States push back against ObamaCare

Richard Grant
March 1, 2011

A law that is not enforced might as well not exist. We see this in property rights, as well.

Income tax ban will keep TN competitive

Justin Owen
March 20, 2011

The state Senate recently voted to ensure that Tennesseans will not face an income tax in the future. The Senate is seeking to clarify that the state constitution outright prohibits an income tax. There is a solid chance the House of Representatives will do the same, beginning the process of putting the issue before voters in the November 2014 election.

Fee hike unfair for many customers

Ben Cunningham & Justin Owen
May 27, 2011

In the run-up to his reelection campaign, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean promised voters that he would not raise their property taxes.

Costs of health reform becoming more apparent

Michael Tanner & Justin Owen
March 31, 2011

In the days before the new health care law passed Congress last year, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously said that we would “have to pass the bill to find out what is in it.” Well, it ha

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