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Ryan, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a dynamic professional at DMGS, specializing in multi-state government affairs, business development, and grassroots consulting. With a background in politics and government, he has successfully assisted clients across various states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Delaware, Virginia, Tennessee, Los Angeles, and Texas. Notably, he co-hosts the "Back in Session" podcast, exploring state-level policies and legislation. Recognized for his achievements, Ryan was named to the Central Penn Business Journal's "2023 Lobbyist Power List" and City & State PA's "40 Under 40" list in 2022. Before joining DMGS, he served as the District Director for state Representative Sheryl Delozier and was the youngest elected official in Monroe County's history during his tenure on the East Stroudsburg School Board. A 2014 graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in German, Ryan resides in Harrisburg with his wife, Amanda.

Weekly State of the States: February 16th, 2024 Edition

2024-02-23T10:23:40-05:00

Welcome to the February 16th 2024 edition of DMGS’ Weekly State of the States, where we delve into the dynamic legislative landscape across the nation. From groundbreaking proposals to impactful amendments, each state is navigating various issues from legalizing cannabis to securing the border, and budget proposals to e-bikes.  Alabama The House of Representative advanced [...]

Weekly State of the States: February 16th, 2024 Edition2024-02-23T10:23:40-05:00

Honoring Presidential Legacies on Presidents Day: Major Legislation and Executive Action That Shaped America

2024-02-19T12:09:09-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/Maha1450 In honor of Presidents’ Day, there is no better time than now to reflect on the significant legislative and executive achievements of our nation's leaders. Throughout the last nearly 250 years, each administration has left an indelible mark on the United States through landmark legislation, shaping our society, economy, and future. George [...]

Honoring Presidential Legacies on Presidents Day: Major Legislation and Executive Action That Shaped America2024-02-19T12:09:09-05:00

Weekly State of the States: February 16th, 2024 Edition

2024-02-15T18:01:29-05:00

As legislators across the country continue their efforts to address a myriad of issues affecting their states, this week's edition of the "State of the States" highlights a diverse array of legislative developments. From Alabama's push to restructure its Department of Archives and History to Wyoming's State of the State Address, where Governor Mark Gordon [...]

Weekly State of the States: February 16th, 2024 Edition2024-02-15T18:01:29-05:00

States Addressing Renewable Energy Standards

2024-02-13T14:03:35-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/hrui States have grappled with addressing climate change and transitioning toward sustainable energy sources. A critical component of these efforts lies in implementing Renewable Energy Standards, or Renewable Portfolio Standards, which aim to diversify energy resources by regulating the proportion of electricity derived from renewable and clean energy sources. According to NCSL, renewable [...]

States Addressing Renewable Energy Standards2024-02-13T14:03:35-05:00

Update on States’ Attempts at Regulating TikTok

2024-02-07T21:55:37-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/lakshmiprasad S In 2023, DMGS covered states taking mostly executive action to ban or regulate TikTok in some capacity. Entering 2024 legislative sessions, lawmakers around the country have introduced similar legislation. Indiana: Bill Introduced to Ban TikTok Use on State Devices On January 16, 2024, House Bill 1430 was introduced. The legislation would [...]

Update on States’ Attempts at Regulating TikTok2024-02-07T21:55:37-05:00

Weekly State of the States: February 2nd, 2024 Edition

2024-02-01T23:32:32-05:00

State Capitals across the country saw a flurry of activity from both lawmakers and governors alike. Several governors gave their annual State of the State Addresses, while lawmakers in different states tackled issues including generative AI,  mobile sports betting, paid family leave, and casino smoking bans. Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) delivered his State of [...]

Weekly State of the States: February 2nd, 2024 Edition2024-02-01T23:32:32-05:00

Weekly State of the States: January 26th, 2024 Edition

2024-01-26T11:43:27-05:00

Lawmakers are back in session in various states across the country and are looking to address various issues impacting their states, such as education funding, rail safety, tax cuts, and more. Meanwhile, governors have unveiled their budget and legislative priorities for the year.  Alabama This week, Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed a proclamation establishing dates [...]

Weekly State of the States: January 26th, 2024 Edition2024-01-26T11:43:27-05:00

Some Lawmakers Pushing to Require Mental Health Days for Students

2024-01-26T10:06:48-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/SeventyFour According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of adolescents reporting poor mental health is on the rise. A 2022 CDC report showed that 37% of high school students in 2021 reported that they experienced poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 44% reported feeling constantly sad [...]

Some Lawmakers Pushing to Require Mental Health Days for Students2024-01-26T10:06:48-05:00

State Lawmakers Look to Ban Youth Tackle Football

2024-01-19T14:54:54-05:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/Giakas In 2024, lawmakers in a few states are hoping to set a minimum age for tackle football in attempts to ban youth tackle football. Player safety in football has been hotly debated in recent years. Reports show that high school participation in tackle football began decreasing after the 2009–10 academic year, [...]

State Lawmakers Look to Ban Youth Tackle Football2024-01-19T14:54:54-05:00

Weekly State of the States: January 12th, 2024 Edition

2024-01-12T15:24:39-05:00

This week was highlighted by lawmakers around the country returning to their respective capitols to resume legislative work, in addition to numerous governors delivering their annual State of the State addresses, outlining their visions and priorities for 2024. Alabama A state lawmaker has  re-filed a bill this week to create stricter penalties for fentanyl dealing. [...]

Weekly State of the States: January 12th, 2024 Edition2024-01-12T15:24:39-05:00
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