Beacon Impact

It’s Time For Zoning Reform

For years, Tennessee has been an in-migration state, with thousands moving here due to its favorable policies. The pandemic accelerated this trend, as Americans from blue states sought to escape heavy-handed restrictions, take advantage of the changing nature of work, and benefit from Tennessee’s lower cost of living. As a result of that in-migration and […]

Have a Voice in Massive Property Tax Increases

Despite tax cuts in recent years at the state level, there have been significant tax increases at the local level, especially property taxes. In 2019 alone, more than $208 million in proposed or adopted property tax increases occurred across the state. It doesn’t help Tennesseans if their taxes are cut at the state level only […]

Make Your Elected Leaders Vote by Rejecting the Pending Ordinance Doctrine

Imagine if every bill that was introduced by Congress or the Tennessee General Assembly was enforced without the duly elected legislators ever voting on it. As crazy and un-American as it sounds, that happens here in Tennessee at the local level. Local governments use the “pending ordinance doctrine” to deny building permits or revoke previously […]