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Timothy B. Clark

Editor at Large 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.
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A State Slow to Come Back from the Recession Pushes for Economic Wins

March 12, 2019 Rhode Island was one of the worst hit places during the Great Recession, taking much longer to recover than other states. Unemployment spiked and lingered, with the highest rate in the country for a full eight months in 2013 and 2014. Now, a decade after the recession began, the situation...

Can ‘Veggie Burgers’ Boost Rural Economic Growth?

February 6, 2019 Can biotech innovation bring good jobs to central Montana, lifting rural communities and stemming migration of their sons and daughters to other states? That is the hope and mission of a new arrival on the scene in Great Falls, the central Montana town of 59,000 that is at the heart...

An Immigrant’s Journey to Congress

January 7, 2019 When Tomasz Malinowski arrived on American shores at the age of 6, speaking nary a word of English, few could have imagined that one day he would be sworn in as a member of Congress. But that happened last Thursday, in a highly emotional day for Tom, his Polish-American mother,...

Measuring Results of Early Childhood Spending

December 6, 2018 Four-year olds. Three-year olds. Children even younger, including those still in the womb. Across the country, policymakers are betting that investments in preschool and other programs for young children from low-income families will pay off with their future academic success and well-being. But do the programs work? Some say there’s...

Finding Jobs for the Hard-to-Employ

October 30, 2018 Even with a historically low unemployment in most areas of the country, many people still struggle with finding jobs. They lack the skills or educational background needed for the available openings and often have trouble getting to work or finding child care. In Hennepin County, Minnesota, officials are trying to...

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

September 9, 2018 NORTHEAST HARBOR — Maine, it is said, has more coastline than any other state. Measured along the twists and turns of countless coves and inlets, the coast stretches 3,478 miles, a few more than California’s—and over 5,000 miles if one counts the shorelines of numerous coastal islands. But Maine does...

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

July 27, 2018 BELFAST, Maine — In the drawn-out process of approving a major fish-farming enterprise here, a new consulting report has given proponents of the project a fresh arrow in their quiver—and suggested that the technique could be deployed in many other places. City officials here have been taken to court by...

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

July 17, 2018 BELFAST, Maine — Here on the Penobscot Bay, an entirely new industry is offering the hope that the United States might become significantly less dependent on foreign sources to meet its huge appetite for seafood. In Belfast, and further up the bay in Bucksport, investors are planning onshore farms to...

Portland, Maine Ready to Flip Switch on Smart Traffic Signals

June 28, 2018 PORTLAND, Maine — City officials here will flip the switch next week on an innovative system designed to ease traffic flows through the most congested intersection in the Pine Tree State. They expect the Morrill’s Corner project to cut wait times along the important commuter roads feeding through the intersection...

Housing Affordability Rises on the National Agenda

June 4, 2018 When Kaiser Permanente last month announced it would commit $200 million to address homelessness in areas it serves, the huge health care provider served notice that the private sector is recognizing that housing insecurity is both a pressing health problem and a significant drag on economic growth in key parts...