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.