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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 accessible white papers. Cooper and Hughey have been working on the plan for over a year, visiting leaders across the state, to figure out the best way to be able to provide reliable research and policy analysis. The organization will be, at times, partnering with larger national think tanks for data.

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