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Sen. Lee Harris questions credibility of Republican gun expert

NASHVILLE – A so-called expert invited to testify on guns before the Senate Judiciary Committee has been frequently discredited by academia and the media, according to sources found by Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris. Continue reading

Senate votes down honor for Hispanic advocate Renata Soto

State Rep. John Ray Clemmons and state Sen. Jeff Yarbro released the following statement today following a vote by the state Senate against honoring Renata Soto, an advocate for Nashville's Hispanic community:  Continue reading

Voucher spending could wipe out new BEP funds

If the General Assembly passes the current proposal on school vouchers, the cost to local school districts would nearly wipe out all new funding proposed by Gov. Haslam in his state of the state address. Continue reading

Lawmakers request audit of JLL contract

NASHVILLE – After hearing from campus workers, students, faculty and business owners across the state who would be affected by Gov. Haslam's extensive plan to outsource state jobs, state Rep. John Ray Clemmons and Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris have called for an audit of the state's expiring contract with Jones Lang LaSalle.   Continue reading

Sen. Kyle: Outsourcing would cut wages for state workers

State Sen. Sara Kyle appeared on WREG's Live at 9 in Memphis Oct. 26 to share her concerns with Gov. Haslam's plan to outsource jobs at 90% of state facilities. Continue reading

Sen. Lee Harris files bill to amend 'guns in parks'

Legislation filed today by Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris and state Rep. John Ray Clemmons will exempt events held in public parks and major sports venues from the controversial "guns in parks" law passed this year. Continue reading