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Recent News and Updates

February 3, 2016

SLC Releases Regional Resource on Special Education School Vouchers

School choice continues to generate debate in state legislatures, even as several states move toward offering their students options beyond the K-12 public school setting. However, given the particular circumstances of children with special needs, less debate and controversy has surrounded the implementation of school choice programs for students in special education classrooms. Since state... Read More

January 12, 2016

SLC Releases Regional Resource on Inland Ports and Waterways

According to June 2015 statistics released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 40 of the top 100 U.S. ports (coastal, Great Lakes and inland) in terms of tonnage were located in states belonging to the Southern Office of The Council of State Governments (CSG), the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC). Impressively, seven of the top 10 ports were SLC state ports. The Port of South Louisiana and the... Read More

December 18, 2015

SLC Releases Issue Alert on the Tri-State Water Wars

Throughout the history of the United States, water has been the key to determining settlement patterns and development opportunities. It is migratory in nature and often crosses many boundaries, a characteristic that has generated ownership disputes and countless conflicts. Every state in the contiguous United States shares ground or surface water resources with another state, and almost every major... Read More

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Special Education School Vouchers Archived Webinar Now Available Inland Ports and Waterways, an SLC Regional Resource The SLC hosted a legislative exchange program on resolving code conflicts in Charleston, West Virginia, January 5 - 6, 2016. Click here to apply for a 2016 STAR Award
The SLC hosted a legislative staff exchange program on resolving code conflicts in Charleston, West Virginia, January 5 - 6, 2016.

Programs & Resources

70th Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference | Lexington, Kentucky

July 9-13, 2016


2015-16 State Service Profile

Chair of the Southern Legislative Conference


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