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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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Figuring Out Exactly Where Hard-to-Count People Live

May 17, 2019 Counting all of the residents of New York state is the job of the federal government. But a year out from the start of the 2020 census, state and local officials have agreed to spend millions to prevent an undercount, while data experts are zeroing in on the areas most...

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

May 2, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow From remote crabbing outposts on the Chesapeake Bay to landscaping firms serving Colorado’s gated communities, businesses are dealing with shortages of low-wage foreign workers they rely on for seasonal jobs. The shortages are a consequence of a cap in the federal government’s H-2B visa program. For the past couple of...

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

May 1, 2019 From remote crabbing outposts on the Chesapeake Bay to landscaping firms serving Colorado’s gated communities, businesses are dealing with shortages of low-wage foreign workers they rely on for seasonal jobs. The shortages are a consequence of a cap in the federal government’s H-2B visa program. For the past couple of...

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...