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Charles S. Clark

Charles S. Clark
Charles S. Clark joined Government Executive in the fall of 2009. He has been on staff at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the National Center on Education and the Economy. He has written or edited online news, daily news stories, long features, wire copy, magazines, books, and organizational media strategies.
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Attorney General Calls Out Judge on Census Citizenship Question

States have sued the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to stop the federal agency from using a question about citizenship in the 2020 census.

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Census Bureau Takes Hits from Lawsuits, GAO Review and Cancelled Contract

The Government Accountability Office last month criticized the Census Bureau's practices for maintaining schedules for receiving resources on time.

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Judge Rules Trump Hotel Profits Lawsuit Filed By Maryland and D.C. Can Move Forward

The federal judge's opinion rejected the president's request for a dismissal, meaning he will eventually decide whether Trump violated the Constitution's Emoluments Clauses.

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Public Service Reformers to Unions: Get On Board

Civil service reform is vital, but “it can only be done with the cooperation of the unions.”

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Harvey’s Devastation Brings New Attention to Troubled Flood Insurance Program

“The stability of the real estate and mortgage markets depend on an on-time, multi-year reauthorization” of the flood insurance program, a FEMA deputy associate administrator told senators earlier this year.

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FEMA Advised to Claw Back $25 Million From Town Struck By Tornado

The local government in Louisville, Mississippi, “generally complied” with standard accounting requirements for federal aid, but did not follow federal procurement rules in awarding 12 contracts, among other problems, according to a Department of Homeland Security inspector general report.

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HHS Secretary Links Zika Emergency to Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

Congress so far has not been willing to appropriate new Zika money, nor has it agreed on a solution for the Puerto Rican debt crisis, which threatens the island with default on its $72 billion debt.

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Doctor Who Helped Expose Lead in Flint’s Water Praises EPA Whistleblower

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, having heard alarms sounded about Flint by Virginia Tech civil engineering professor Marc Edwards, tried to trace government blood tests of Flint residents but ran into obstacles.

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EPA Accused of Inaction as Michigan Water Crisis Loomed

Critics say federal authorities should have taken action sooner in the Flint water crisis.