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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: June 14th, 2024 Edition 

2024-06-13T16:00:32-04:00

Welcome to the latest DMGS State of the States, where we provide a roundup of key legislative activities across the nation. This week, we cover a variety of important developments, from Arizona's budget cuts impacting infrastructure to Pennsylvania's Clean Slate 3.0. Discover how states like Florida are shaping their fiscal future, and how New Hampshire [...]

Weekly State of the States: June 14th, 2024 Edition 2024-06-13T16:00:32-04:00

Understanding Colorado’s New Artificial Intelligence Law: A Step Towards Ethical AI

2024-06-10T10:39:52-04:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/Suriya Phosri Colorado has taken a significant step towards ensuring ethical AI use under a new bill signed into law by Governor Jared Polis (D) on May 17, 2024. This legislation, SB 24-205, mandates developers and deployers of so-called “high-risk AI systems” to exercise reasonable care to prevent algorithmic discrimination. For AI developers, [...]

Understanding Colorado’s New Artificial Intelligence Law: A Step Towards Ethical AI2024-06-10T10:39:52-04:00

Weekly State of the States: June 7th, 2024 Edition 

2024-06-07T16:25:36-04:00

In this week's States of States, we explore a range of new laws and bills making headlines across the nation. From significant tax relief in Hawaii  to tightened gun laws in Washington, these changes reflect a broad spectrum of policy shifts aimed at addressing pressing local issues. Join us as we explore the latest developments [...]

Weekly State of the States: June 7th, 2024 Edition 2024-06-07T16:25:36-04:00

Navigating ADU and Tiny Home Legislation Across the States

2024-06-05T22:47:16-04:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/Petmal In an effort to address housing affordability, state lawmakers from around the country are looking to take action on both Accessory Dwelling Units and “Tiny Homes.” These measures are seen as innovative solutions to provide more affordable housing options, increase potential income for homeowners, and enhance family support structures. According to the [...]

Navigating ADU and Tiny Home Legislation Across the States2024-06-05T22:47:16-04:00

Weekly State of the States: May 31st, 2024 Edition 

2024-05-31T16:45:20-04:00

Welcome to this week's State of the States, where we explore the dynamic landscape of state-level policy changes across the United States. From healthcare reforms and environmental initiatives to education funding and civil rights legislation, state lawmakers are taking significant steps to address the diverse needs of their constituents.  Alabama A bill that would have [...]

Weekly State of the States: May 31st, 2024 Edition 2024-05-31T16:45:20-04:00

Lawmakers Across US Introduce Nuclear Energy Legislation

2024-05-29T16:06:50-04:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/vlastas As states across the country wrestle with energy challenges and climate goals, lawmakers are increasingly turning to nuclear energy as a viable solution. Nuclear power, known for its reliability and zero-emission benefits, currently accounts for nearly 20% of the nation's electricity generation, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In recent [...]

Lawmakers Across US Introduce Nuclear Energy Legislation2024-05-29T16:06:50-04:00

Weekly State of the States: May 24th, 2024 Edition

2024-05-24T12:15:55-04:00

Welcome to the latest edition of the DMGS Weekly State of the States. State Legislatures around the country had a busy week leading up to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, from California cracking down on social media privacy to Pennsylvania lawmakers addressing affordable childcare.  Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) has signed a seafood labeling bill [...]

Weekly State of the States: May 24th, 2024 Edition2024-05-24T12:15:55-04:00

Shaping Policy and Building Bridges: A Conversation with SGAC President Terra McClelland

2024-05-16T09:36:10-04:00

In this episode of the Back in Session podcast, hosts Ryan Stevens and Ryan DeMara sit down with Terra McClelland, President of the State Government Affairs Council (SGAC) and Vice President of Government and External Affairs at Benevis. Here are the key highlights: Fantasy Baseball Showdown: The Ryans kick off the episode with some lighthearted [...]

Shaping Policy and Building Bridges: A Conversation with SGAC President Terra McClelland2024-05-16T09:36:10-04:00

Cell Phone Ban in Classrooms? Some State Lawmakers Push to Restrict Cell Phone Use in Schools

2024-05-15T14:56:48-04:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/yacobchuk The use of cell phones by students in classrooms is on the rise, despite 77% of schools prohibiting cell phones at school for non-academic use. With students often disregarding these rules or schools not enforcing them strictly, there's a growing call among lawmakers across the country to take legislative action to restrict [...]

Cell Phone Ban in Classrooms? Some State Lawmakers Push to Restrict Cell Phone Use in Schools2024-05-15T14:56:48-04:00

Safety in Sight: A Conversation on AI Gun Detection Technology with ZeroEyes

2024-05-08T16:12:06-04:00

In the latest episode of the "Back in Session" podcast, hosts Ryan Stevens and Ryan DeMara delve into the innovative world of AI technology applied in gun detection with Burgess Nichols from ZeroEyes. Starting with some light-hearted sports banter from the podcast's co-hosts, the conversation transitions into a serious discussion on how AI can help [...]

Safety in Sight: A Conversation on AI Gun Detection Technology with ZeroEyes2024-05-08T16:12:06-04:00
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