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Working for You: January 2022

January 30, 2022

I sincerely appreciate everyone who supported our fundraiser on January 10th. Thanks to all of you, as well as Brandi Bruns and the folks at Craft Brewed, it was our most…

Working for You: November 2021

November 8, 2021

It was a busy couple of weeks in our State Capitol as far as Octobers go. Hopefully, we are finally done with special sessions for the year. Though, to quote…

Working for You: October 2021

October 24, 2021

Thank goodness for Fall Break. It was nice to be able to spend some extra time with our boys just before I returned to the legislature for the first of…

Working For You: Fall 2021

September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021 Fall finally arrives this week, and I could not be more excited. From kickoffs, playoffs and puck drops to bright orange leaves, cool weather and carved pumpkins,…

Tennessee mask mandate opt-out order may violate federal law, US Sec. of Education writes

August 19, 2021

Aug. 19, 2021 – WKRN by: Gerald Harris – The Biden administration is taking aim at states that are blocking mask mandates for school districts. The United States Secretary of Education, Miguel…

Tennessee Democrats warn that Republican efforts to undermine mask mandates in schools may trigger lawsuits

August 18, 2021

August 18, 2021 – Chattanooga Times-Free Press by: Andy Sher – Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s new executive order seeking to allow parents with students in Metro Nashville and Shelby…

After a tourist’s fall from a Nashville party bus, push for industry regulation intensifies

August 17, 2021

Aug. 17, 2021 – The Tennessean by: Cassandra Stephenson – A 22-year-old Michigan man tumbled from the rail of a roofless party bus on Lower Broadway in July, landing face-first on the…

GOV. LEE’S HYPOCRISY RISKS OUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND EDUCATION: Executive Order 84 Poses a Direct Threat to Public Health, Classroom-Based Learning and Local Economies

August 16, 2021

Aug. 16, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE – Today, state Representative John Ray Clemmons (District 55–Nashville) responded to Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 84 that allows any parent or guardian to opt…

School officials, lawmakers react to Lee order on masks in schools

August 16, 2021

Aug. 16, 2021 – Tennessee Lookout by: Sam Stockard – Shortly after Gov. Bill Lee concluded a Monday press conference at which he announced parents across the state will have the option…

Governor silent on Tennessee healthcare workers facing threats after school board meeting on mask mandates

August 13, 2021

Aug. 13, 2021 – WKRN by: Gerald Harris – The controversy over mask mandates in schools in Tennessee is making national headlines. Healthcare workers advocating for safety measures to combat…

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