Legislative Alerts

Kill the Death Tax

September 06, 2014

The death tax, also known as the estate tax, is a tax on a person’s assets at death. Family-owned farms and businesses are most vulnerable to the death tax. When one generation wishes to pass family business assets down to the next generation, the death tax can threaten the continued viability of the business’ operations. […]

Need to Know: Common Core

September 04, 2014J

Common Core is expected to cost the states $15.8 billion in the first seven years after its implementation. The US Department of Education urged states to pass Common Core in 2009, one year before the standards were even written. “Adopting Common Core national standards and tests surrenders control of the content taught in local schools […]

SUPPORT SCHOOL CHOICE IN TENNESSEE

June 12, 2014

America’s educational system needs to be infused with the same freedom and choice that we enjoy in other aspects of our lives. A child’s zip code should not be an accurate predictor of their future prosperity or poverty. A one-size-fits-all approach to education is not the answer. Parents know better than government bureaucrats what’s best […]

TELL SEC. PRITZKER: GOV’T NEEDS TO GET OUT OF THE WAY

June 12, 2014

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker just took her nationwide “listening tour” on the economy through Tennessee this week. Let’s let her know what we think about the Obama administration’s calamitous economic policies to date. The failed stimulus was just the start. Since then, it’s been ObamaCare, draconian environmental regulations that kill jobs, a behemoth financial […]