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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.
Management

Figuring Out Exactly Where Hard-to-Count People Live

In New York, California and other states, officials are focused on how to ensure the U.S. Census counts everybody. That means investing money and conducting research to identify where to spend it.

Management

As Feds Expand Guest Worker Visas, Many Companies Say More Still Needed

Competition is stiff for businesses seeking H-2B visas. And the worker shortages have been felt all over the country, in a range of industries.

Management

Can ‘Veggie Burgers’ Boost Rural Economic Growth?

An agricultural economist sees plant-based proteins—like lentil burgers and tofu— as one answer for communities in central Montana.

Health & Human Services

Measuring Results of Early Childhood Spending

Finding more resources to help struggling populations “needs to be reframed as an economic imperative, even a national security issue.”

Health & Human Services

Finding Jobs for the Hard-to-Employ

In Minnesota, a training and hiring program is working on getting people into employment, including for the Hennepin County government.

Management

When the Beach Is Out of Reach—Coastal Access Becomes a Growing Concern

As Americans crowd toward the coasts, states and municipalities are caught in passionate battles about public access, while lawsuits seem headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Management

Onshore Fish-Farming Proponents Have a New Arrow in Their Quiver

A Deloitte report sees worldwide potential for technology being deployed in Maine and Florida.

Management

New Industry Promises to Bring ‘Made in America’ Label to Fish

Onshore fish farming in Maine moving ahead with support of local and state officials.

Smart Cities

Portland, Maine Ready to Flip Switch on Smart Traffic Signals

The city hopes a new tech upgrade will cut wait times at one difficult commuter bottleneck by 20 to 30 percent.

Health & Human Services

As Courts See Local Flood of Opioid Lawsuits, Litigation Strategies Can Vary By State

In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry.

Tech & Data

Legal Shootout at the Broadband Corral

City officials in Texas confront the state on its industry-backed preemption law.

Tech & Data

Preemption Battles Continue as Cities Look to Improve Internet Connectivity

From Georgia to Texas and Colorado, city halls are trying to fend off state efforts to assert control over local rights of way.

Management

Struggling Mill Town Hopes for Aquaculture-Fueled Recovery

America’s increasing appetite for salmon could give Bucksport, Maine a much-needed economic boost.

Finance

Seeking Startups in the Heartland

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

Management

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.

Management

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.

Management

Controversy Continues to Dog New National Monument in Maine

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