With Nashville Transit Plans Complete, it is Time for Action

THE TENNESSEAN May 31, 2017 – Less than a year ago, Middle Tennesseans had little choice but to complain about their traffic woes. And they had time to do it, too: ThinkTennesssee recently reported that Nashville drivers spend nearly a full work week (33.6 hours) sitting in traffic each year, losing an average of $1,308 a year to traffic-related costs. Read …

Traffic Costs Tennessee Cities More than $1.1 Billion Annually

Traffic congestion in Tennessee’s four largest cities ranks in the worst half of the nation and costs Tennessee more than $1.1 billion annually, according to a new report gathered by nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee. Using data from the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, ThinkTennessee found that Nashville drivers spend nearly a full work week (33.6 hours) sitting in traffic and lose …

What’s the State of our State?

To keep moving forward, we must understand where we are right now. That’s why we took a hard look at how Tennessee ranks nationally on 88 different subjects for a project we’re calling the State of Our State. Shareable stats like the ones below demonstrate the complex and evolving nature of our state’s needs—and serve as a springboard for ThinkTennessee‘s …

ThinkTennessee group aims for ‘pragmatic public policy’

THE JACKSON SUN Feb. 2, 2017 – Leaders of a new Nashville-based think tank led by former Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper say they aim to promote “moderate, pragmatic public policy.” The group is called ThinkTennessee and got its nonprofit status certified last month, said its president, Shanna Singh Hughey. “We think good public policy can make people’s lives better and that’s what we’re focused on promoting,” she …

Cooper, Hughey: New think tank promotes moderate, pragmatic solutions

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL Feb. 2, 2017 – In today’s polarized political climate, it’s easy to lose sight of what unites us as Tennesseans: Regardless of political party, we all want opportunities to build a brighter future for our families, our communities and our state. We believe smart, practical and effective public policy is the key to creating those opportunities. That’s …

Former Tennessee AG launches think tank

NASHVILLE BUSINESS JOURNAL Feb. 3, 2017 – Bob Cooper, the former Tennessee attorney general, has launched a new think tank. Nashville Post reports that ThinkTennessee aims to be a nonpartisan group that promotes “pragmatic public policy.” Read the full story.

Bob Cooper launches think tank

NASHVILLE POST Feb. 2, 2017 – Former Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper and Shanna Singh Hughey an ex-senior advisor with then-Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, have launched a nonprofit think tank called ThinkTennessee. The ostensibly nonpartisan entity hopes to develop and promote “pragmatic public policy” — think something like the Brookings Institution on a much smaller scale and with much briefer and more …

Former AG Cooper stakes out ‘moderate, practical middle’ with new think tank

THE TENNESSEAN Feb. 3, 2017 – Is there an appetite in the conservative GOP-controlled Tennessee state legislature for a policy think tank that wants to occupy the “moderate, practical middle?” Former Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper insists there is. Cooper, former legal counsel and later AG under former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, helped launch this week a new think tank called …

ThinkTennessee promotes moderate, pragmatic solutions

THE TENNESSEAN Feb. 1, 2017 – In today’s polarized political climate, it’s easy to lose sight of what unites us as Tennesseans: Regardless of political party, we all want opportunities to build a brighter future for our families, our communities and our state. We believe smart, practical and effective public policy is the key to creating those opportunities. That’s why we …

ThinkTennessee group aims for ‘pragmatic public policy’

THE COMMERCIAL-APPEAL Feb. 2, 2017 – Leaders of a new Nashville-based think tank led by former Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper say they aim to promote “moderate, pragmatic public policy.” The group is called ThinkTennessee and got its nonprofit status certified last month, said its president, Shanna Singh Hughey. Read the full story.