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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.
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.

Finance

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.

Management

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.

Management

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.

Finance

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.

Finance

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.

Finance

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.

Management

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.

Management

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.

Infrastructure

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.

Finance

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.

Management

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.