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About Ryan Stevens

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: July 19th, 2024 Edition

2024-07-19T10:15:43-04:00

Welcome to this week's edition of "DMGS Weekly State of the States," where we provide a comprehensive roundup of the latest state legislative and policy news from across the country. This week, we highlight efforts to restore campaign finance limits in Alaska, a new partnership for semiconductor production in Arizona, and challenges to school voucher [...]

Weekly State of the States: July 19th, 2024 Edition2024-07-19T10:15:43-04:00

Food for Thought: Navigating Advocacy and the Legislative Aisles with PFMA’s Alex Baloga

2024-07-16T12:58:37-04:00

Welcome back to another episode of the Back in Session podcast! In this episode, hosts Ryan Stevens and Ryan Demara delve into the world of legislative advocacy with Alex Baloga, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA). Here's a breakdown of what we discussed: Introduction Upcoming NCSL conference in Louisville Alex [...]

Food for Thought: Navigating Advocacy and the Legislative Aisles with PFMA’s Alex Baloga2024-07-16T12:58:37-04:00

Striving for Zero: A Deep Dive into Automated Speed Enforcement with Blue Line Solutions

2024-07-10T15:36:49-04:00

In this episode of the Back in Session Podcast, hosts Ryan Stevens and Ryan DeMara are joined by Mark Hutchinson, the CEO and founder of Blue Line Solutions. This episode offers an in-depth look into automated speed enforcement technology and its impact on road safety. Here are the key takeaways from their conversation: Personal Connection [...]

Striving for Zero: A Deep Dive into Automated Speed Enforcement with Blue Line Solutions2024-07-10T15:36:49-04:00

Weekly State of the States: June 28th, 2024 Edition 

2024-06-28T15:15:20-04:00

In this week's legislative roundup, states across the country have made notable strides in addressing pressing issues in their respective jurisdictions. California approved a budget with significant spending cuts and tax increases to manage a substantial deficit, and in Colorado, a new law bans toxic "forever chemicals" in various products. Explore these updates and more [...]

Weekly State of the States: June 28th, 2024 Edition 2024-06-28T15:15:20-04:00

State Legislation Regulating Cell-Cultivated Meat

2024-06-28T10:39:42-04:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/bit245 Over the July Fourth holiday, many Americans will be grilling and barbecuing with their families and friends. A 2020 survey showed that Independence Day is the most popular holiday for grilling. In 2024, there is a growing discussion about using cell-cultivated meats to replace traditional meat and poultry. What is Cell-Cultivated Meat? [...]

State Legislation Regulating Cell-Cultivated Meat2024-06-28T10:39:42-04:00

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
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