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I-440 Fully Reopens After Largest Project In TDOT History

July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020 – News4 Nashville (WSMV) – By: Lindsey Nance Today, the Tennessee Department of Transportation officially completes the largest road project in the state’s history. After about a year and nine months of steady road work and closures Nashville commuters can finally enjoy the new and improved Interstate 440. All lanes of I-440…

Lawmaker Spends Hours Helping Your Unemployment Claim Get Processed

May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020 – NewsChannel5 (WTVF) by Levi Ismail Rep. John Ray Clemmons has become a household name across Tennessee unemployment forums, as he continues to bring attention to hundreds who once considered themselves forgotten. What Clemmons has done is practically turn the many emails and calls into another job. Clemmons spends eight to nine…

Democrats, Department of Labor Disagree on Unemployment Process

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020 – Tennessee Lookout – By: Dulce Torres Guzman Conflicting pictures of Tennessee’s processing of unemployment claims were laid out Wednesday morning by Democratic state representatives on one side and the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development on the other.  In a phone call with lawmakers on Wednesday morning, Labor and Workforce…

Lawmaker: COVID-19 Crisis Proves Need For New Health Plan

March 18, 2020

Mar. 18, 2020 – NewsChannel5 – By: Phil Williams A prominent Democratic lawmaker says Gov. Bill Lee and his team are ignoring a critical tool for dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. He warns that, because Lee isn’t talking about some sort of expansion of Medicaid services, Tennessee taxpayers could get stuck with a bill they’ve…

Speaker Won’t Adjourn House Temporarily At Lawmaker’s Request

March 11, 2020

Mar. 11, 2020 – Daily Memphian – By: Sam Stockard House Speaker Cameron Sexton is rejecting a Nashville lawmaker’s request to adjourn the House temporarily until the coronavirus scare clears up. Sexton, a Crossville Republican, said his office is monitoring the “evolving coronavirus situation” and maintaining contact with Gov. Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally…

Tenn. Lawmaker Attempts To Stop ‘Lunch Debt Shaming’

February 5, 2020

Feb. 5, 2020 – Channel 6 News (WBRC) – By: Kelli Cook One thing that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle agree on is that no child should go hungry at school, but they disagree about how the debt should be paid. “Meal debts are not the fault of the child and we should…

State Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Body Cameras for MNPD

January 22, 2020

Jan. 22, 2020 – News2 (WKRN) – By: Brent Remadna Nashville residents have heard the same thing year after year. “Wanting to put body cameras on our officers is a top priority,” said former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry in 2017. “They will be in the field this fall,” said former Nashville mayor David Briley in…

‘Our City’s Patience Has Run Out’: Rep. Pushes For State Mandate On Nashville Body Cameras

January 22, 2020

Jan. 22, 2020 – Fox17 News (WZTV) – By: Caitlyn Shelton A lawmaker is pushing for the state to require body cameras for police officers in Nashville. State Representative John Ray Clemmons introduced legislation Tuesday to mandate the full implementation of body cameras and dash cameras in Nashville by February 10, 2021. Rep. Clemmons backed…

Lawmaker Introduces Bill Aimed At Helping Students Who Cannot Pay For Their School Lunches

January 10, 2020

Jan. 10, 2020 – News4 Nashville (WSMV) – By: Alexandria Adams A state lawmaker has introduced a bill to help students who cannot pay for their lunches. It’s called the ‘Anti-lunch Shaming’ bill. Representative John Ray Clemmons has presented the bill two times before. Students would receive the same lunch as their peers. This bill…

Progressive Agenda Won in Nashville, but Will That Movement Really Move People Ahead?

October 29, 2019

Oct. 18, 2019 – The Tennessean – Opinion by Lebron Hill The Nashville mayoral runoff election between David Briley and John Cooper was a race centered on change. Then-incumbent Briley sought to continue a path of moving Nashville forward. And challenger — and now mayor — Cooper set on a campaign to change Briley’s direction by saying that Briley’s policies weren’t benefiting the whole…

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