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Timothy B. Clark

Timothy B. Clark
Tim Clark served as editor in chief, publisher and president of Government Executive in the years since it was acquired by National Journal Group in 1987. He and his colleagues have built Government Executive into an essential source for federal managers, a shaper of the government management debate and a key player in the good-government movement. Clark has spent his journalistic career studying and writing about government, and is a founder of National Journal, Washington’s premier source of political insight. He also founded Empire State Report, a monthly magazine about government in New York. He is a fellow and former board member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Seeking Startups in the Heartland

Venture capitalists look to encourage entrepreneurship in the “other” 47 states.


Corruption in the Cross Hairs as New Yorkers Go to Polls

A potential constitutional convention in the Empire State could reform Albany’s back-room culture.


Coalition of Strange Bedfellows Opposes N.Y. Constitutional Convention Proposal

The Nov. 7 vote has excited many interests and prompted well-funded campaigns on both sides of the issue.


Controversy Continues to Dog New National Monument in Maine

But North Woods residents hope it will generate more activity in their fading economy.


Hartford Nears Bankruptcy as State Aid Remains Uncertain

Connecticut struggles in its third month without a budget and faces a deadline where Gov. Dannel Malloy will have to start cutting municipal aid.


Creative Workforce Programs Aim to Stave Off Economic Decline in Maine

Public officials and business leaders worry about a demographic implosion and lagging educational achievements that put the state’s economy at risk.


A Former Whaling and Textiles Hub in New England Seeks Regeneration

New Bedford, Mass., Mayor Jonathan Mitchell pushes for infrastructure investments and a better business climate.


Debt-Laden New Jersey Struggles to Make Ends Meet

The Garden State faces a tight squeeze on public programs and experts see big trouble in the not-so-distant future after years of pension underfunding.


Hartford Suffers Downgrade, as Connecticut Struggles With Its Budget

Uncertainty about state aid has analysts concerned about capital city’s general obligation and stadium bonds.


More Bad News as Connecticut Grapples With Its Deepening Budget Crisis

Revenue shortfalls put the state $5 billion in the hole against a $36 billion biennial spending plan.


The Poetry of Small-Town Mythologies in Arizona

Show Low and Winslow gained fame from an 1870s card game and a line in a hit Eagles song 100 years later.


An Arizona Town ‘That Would Like to Secede and Carry On Its Own Lifestyle’

Jerome embodies spirit of Wild West even as its buildings slide downhill toward Verde Valley.


Western States Negotiate Drought Contingency Plan Despite Wet Winter

A visit to Arizona’s Avra Valley highlights advanced hydrological, technological and conservation solutions to the Tucson area’s water concerns.


Connecticut’s Perpetual Fiscal Crisis

Poised on a financial cliff, the Nutmeg State vies for worst competitive condition in the nation as some of its municipalities look like they're on the road to possible bankruptcies.


Local Governments Lawyer Up to Protect Immigrant Populations

As cities and counties await the Trump administration’s next move on immigration, two D.C.-area jurisdictions hire top-tier counsel.

Tech & Data

A Telecommunications Fable: Struggles for Service in Rural Maine

Our editor-at-large documents how some small coastal communities are fighting for better telephone and internet services, but are advancing at a crawl.

Health & Human Services

Dirty Air, Climate Change Preoccupy Salt Lake City Leaders

Local officials in smoggy Utah are fighting to reduce pollution and move toward solar and other renewable energy sources.


Boosting Their Brands in Front of the Nation’s Mayors

Commercial and non-profit groups seek favor and recognition at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in the nation’s capital.


Draining More Than 1,000 Swamps in D.C. and Beyond the Beltway

Newt Gingrich sees an era of ‘extraordinary decentralization’ as regulatory reformers set their sights on 50 state capitals and 1,000 city halls and county seats.