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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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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...

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

May 13, 2018 There’s no doubt that there are many state and local governments currently bringing lawsuits against drug manufacturers and distributors in hopes of seeking damages related to the opioid abuse epidemic. There are so many that it’s sometimes hard to track—the newest group of local governments, including 30 counties in California...

Legal Shootout at the Broadband Corral

April 11, 2018 In the nationwide struggle to preserve cities’ rights to regulate broadband carriers, the city of McAllen, Texas, occupies a singular perch, and its city attorney, Kevin D. Pagan, has achieved a moment in the spotlight. McAllen is at the top of the list of 31 cities that are plaintiffs in...

Preemption Battles Continue as Cities Look to Improve Internet Connectivity

April 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The day before the Georgia State Legislature wrapped up its session on March 30, the House passed a controversial bill to assert the state’s power over its local governments in the fraught debate about who should set the terms for deployment of broadband technology. The vote was 143-10. But even...

Preemption Battles Continue as Cities Look to Improve Internet Connectivity

April 5, 2018 The day before the Georgia State Legislature wrapped up its session on March 30, the House passed a controversial bill to assert the state’s power over its local governments in the fraught debate about who should set the terms for deployment of broadband technology. The vote was 143-10. But even...

Struggling Mill Town Hopes for Aquaculture-Fueled Recovery

March 14, 2018 In a tale of remarkable resiliency, a suffering old mill town on the banks of the Penobscot River in Maine has engineered a feat of renewal and an important role in a new but fast-growing business of raising salmon for consumption in the hungry American market. Whole Oceans LLC, a...

Seeking Startups in the Heartland

February 13, 2018 For officials attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington, D.C. in late January, the topic of job creation was high on the agenda. So it was that job creators speaking at the final plenary session on “The Future of Work” attracted much interest with their vision of...

How an Innovative Tech Fund Is Helping to Expand Internet Access in California’s Low-Income Communities

December 10, 2017 Over the past 10 years, a remarkable institution in California has been fueling sustained progress in closing the digital divide, bringing many thousands of low-income households the benefits of broadband internet services. Now, with its original source of funding at an end, the California Emerging Technology Fund is working to...