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Vanderbilt strengthens relationships across state at Day on the Hill

April 1, 2015

Vanderbilt hosted a Day on the Hill breakfast reception for state legislators and staff members March 31 and showcased Vanderbilt’s significant impact in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties with banners…

Money, tempers flare over vouchers in House committee

April 1, 2015

Freshman Rep. John Ray Clemmons had decided to make his stand against vouchers in the Government Operations Committee. Sensing a cold wind blowing from Republicans who cut short debate on…

Tennessee Lawmakers Shoot Down Equal Pay Nondiscrimination

March 26, 2015

Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville) said federal laws have failed to eliminate the pay gap between men and women. Yet the issue has grown critical as more families have come to…

Abortion bills advance in legislature

March 24, 2015

He was challenged by Rep. John Ray Clemmons, a Democrat from Nashville, who said, “There seems to be a misunderstanding that a lady who decides to get an abortion ……

Clemmons Is Lone Ranger in Today’s Abortion Debate on the Hill

March 24, 2015

Well, today, with a packed agenda of 46 bills up for discussion, Williams didn’t seem so keen on dragging out the dialogue about abortion. But this didn’t stop Rep. John…

Bill to change principal licensure process advances

March 18, 2015

A bill making changes to the principal licensure process easily made its way Tuesday out of the House education subcommittee. House Bill 904 is partly inspired by the story of…

Bill could make more eligible to be TN principals

February 12, 2015

Freshman state Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, filed a bill Wednesday that restricts the state board from denying licenses for principals who graduated from a university or college from outside…

Op-ed: Insure Tennessee imperfect but good for TN residents

January 24, 2015

It is the right thing to do. It is time to stop playing partisan politics with people’s lives and depriving hardworking Tennesseans of access to health care. READ MORE

Op-ed: We can’t delay fixing Nashville’s transit problem

November 29, 2014

Nashville needs continued leadership and an ongoing commitment to solving this serious local and regional problem. The data does not lie. We are behind the curve on planning for and…

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