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Tennessee Democrats announce legislation restoring access to reproductive health care

July 12, 2022

July 12, 2022, NewsChannel5 by: Kelly Broderick NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee Democrats have announced legislation to restore access to reproductive health care across the state. A federal court allowed Tennessee to ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy in late June following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. In mid-August, a trigger ban is…

Representative seeks renewed gun laws, governor requests prayer in wake of Texas school massacre

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022, Tennessee Lookout by: Sam Stockard While Gov. Bill Lee and other Republican leaders called for prayer for the victims of the Texas elementary school shooting, state Rep. John Ray Clemmons urged the governor to take several steps, including executive action to repeal Tennessee’s permit-less carry law. Clemmons was emotional in a Wednesday…

‘Let’s take legislative action now.’ Rep. Clemmons asks Gov. Lee for special session to address gun violence

May 25, 2022

May 25, 2022, NewsChannel5 by: Caroline Sutton NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — In the aftermath of a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas, Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, is calling on state leaders to do more to address gun violence. On Tuesday, 19 children and two adults were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a city about…

New Education Funding Formula Passes House, Senate

April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022, Nashville Scene by: Kelsey Beyeler The newly proposed education funding formula passed the House and Senate floors Wednesday, just one day after passing each chamber’s finance committee. The details of the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement Act — a funding formula set to replace the 30-year-old Basic Education Program — were introduced in late February. Ever…

Views differ radically on local impact of new school funding formula

April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022, The Daily Memphian by: David Waters The proposed new funding formula for public schools will lead to a “fiscal cliff” looming on the horizon for local schools. Or it won’t. Or maybe it’s all just a mirage. “Counties are going to be stuck with a higher bill after four years,” said state…

TDOT to Hold I-440 Reconstruction Informational Meeting

July 9, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 to provide details on the upcoming I-440 Reconstruction project in Davidson County. The proposed project will address deteriorating pavement along the entire I-440 corridor. The project also includes removal of the grass median to increase safety,…


June 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rep. John Ray Clemmons JUNE 15, 2018 (615) 415-4086 REP. CLEMMONS TO HOST “STOP THE BLEED” TRAINING AT TN CAPITOL Training session designed to educate and empower individuals to act quickly and save lives Nashville, TN – On Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., State Representative John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville),…

I-440 Community Meeting

I-440 Community Meeting

February 21, 2018

Dear Friend, Don’t forget our community meeting tomorrow! Please join us tomorrow Thursday, February 22nd from 6:00 – 7:30pm for a Community Meeting on the upcoming I-440 construction. We will have a panel of local and state transportation officials present to provide updates and information, as well as answer your questions. Event: Community Meeting on…


January 22, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2018 CONTACT: Rep. John Ray Clemmons 615-415-4086 CLEMMONS, HARRIS INTRODUCE NET NEUTRALITY BILL Seek to ensure equal and open access to Internet, protect consumers and ensure fair business environment. NASHVILLE, TN – In the wake of the FCC’s recent vote to end net neutrality, State Representative John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville)…

Rep. Clemmons applauds extension of mass transit on Charlotte

November 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rep. John Ray Clemmons 615-415-4086 Rep. Clemmons applauds extension of mass transit on Charlotte Nashville, Tennessee – Today, Mayor Megan Barry announced plans to extend the light rail line down Charlotte Pike to White Bridge Road as a part of the Let’s Move Nashville transit plan. State Representative John Ray Clemmons…

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