Boyd campaign CEO celebrates nine years since “Barack the Magic Negro” controversy

Across the nation, Americans are reeling from a weekend of Christmas festivities, some enjoying silence after days of hearing ramblings from that racist uncle everyone seems to have. And for Chip Saltsman, today marks the ninth anniversary of everyone knowing he is the racist uncle. On December 26, 2008, Saltsman celebrated Christmas by mailing CD's …

Bringing home the Beacon: TNECD earns Pork of the Year Award

Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (TNECD) is taking home the Beacon Center's Pork of the Year Award. TNECD earned the award for their Industrial Machinery Tax Credit. The work of former TNECD Commissioner Randy Boyd was chosen by the public to be the most wasteful, inefficient use of taxpayer dollars. "One of the arguments …

Conservative gubernatorial candidate Mae Beavers silent on Moore controversy

It's election day in Alabama, and the ripples of this special election are causing tidal waves in Tennessee. While the rest of nation is closely watching to see if a Democrat can beat a man accused of child molestation, Tennesseans are watching to see if any elected officials decide to break their silence on the …

What are Bill Lee and Randy Boyd hiding in their tax returns?

Three of the five Republican gubernatorial candidates have refused to release their federal income tax returns. Former state Sen. Mae Beavers, Williamson County businessman Bill Lee and former Economic and Community Development commissioner Randy Boyd have declined to give their returns or even a tax summary to the Tennessean. U.S. Rep. Diane Black was the …

Another swing and miss for the Memphis Regional Megasite

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) has missed another opportunity to secure its first tenant for the Memphis Regional Megasite. Toyota-Mazda has passed over the Megasite for the location of its new plant. The Jackson Sun reported that ECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said Toyota-Mazda rejected the Megasite because it was not yet …