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Recent News and Updates

August 28, 2015

North Carolina Legislature Welcomes New Legislative Services Officer

Legislative leadership in North Carolina recently announced their replacement for Mr. George Hall, who retired from the post of legislative services officer in November of last year. Former Raleigh mayor and Wake County Commissioner Paul Coble will take over the post. In a joint statement, Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger said, "Mr. Coble is a proven leader and will bring a... Read More

July 27, 2015

SLC Concludes 69th Annual Meeting

The 69th Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference, held July 18-22, 2015, in Savannah, Georgia, has concluded. The SLC is sincerely grateful for all the legislators, legislative staff, governmental officials, presenters, coordinators, and the many invaluable volunteers that made the meeting such a success. Post-meeting materials, including speaker presentations, photos, attendance lists,... Read More

July 1, 2015

SLC Releases Regional Resource on Automotive Industry

In 2008 and 2009, the American auto industry was in dire shape and the Big Three U.S. automakers—General Motors, Chrysler and Ford—were forced to make wrenching cuts in terms of employees and production. General Motors and Chrysler had no recourse but to secure emergency bailout assistance from the federal government, and consumers and companies faced serious difficulties in securing... Read More

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Click here to read more about the upcoming webinar on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Thank you for attending the 69th SLC Annual Meeting Image of participating SLC delegates in 2015 fly-in to Bakken Shale Oil region in North Dakota
SLC Energy and Environment Committee Chair Representative William “Bill” Sandifer III, South Carolina; SLC Energy and Environment Committee Vice Chair Representative Lynn Smith, Georgia; Representative Jeff Collins, North Carolina; Senator Ed Emery, Missouri; and Representative Dustin Burrows, Texas, attended briefings and tours relating to shale oil field development in North Dakota, on an SLC fly-in, August 11- 13, 2015.

Programs & Resources

Update on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act | Online

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT, September 22, 2015

Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills - Class of 2015 | Little Rock, Arkansas

October 7-11, 2015

Chair of the Southern Legislative Conference


Senate President Robert Stivers, Kentucky
SLC Chair, 2015-2016