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Recent News and Updates

May 13, 2015

SLC Delegation attends CSG 2015 Transportation Policy Academy

A delegation of SLC member state legislators, comprising Senator Willie Simmons (Chair, Mississippi Senate Highways and Transportation Committee), Delegate Danny Hamrick (Vice Chair, West Virginia House Roads and Transportation Committee) and Representative Mathew Pitsch (Member, Arkansas House Public Transportation Committee), attended The Council of... Read More

April 27, 2015

SLC Releases Issue Alert on SLC State Responses to the Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule under the authority of Section 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act. This Proposed Rule would establish state-specific goals to limit greenhouse gas emissions by setting firm carbon reduction standards that each state would have to meet beginning in 2020 and accelerating through 2030. While it is... Read More

April 24, 2015

SLC Releases Regional Resource on E-Cigarettes in the SLC States

In recent years, the United States has seen a growing popularity with the use of electronic cigarettes and similar electronic nicotine delivery devices. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery-operated single-use or reusable devices with interchangeable cartridges that use a type of heating element to turn nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor inhaled by its user. The cartridges come... Read More

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June Webinars presented by CSG South. Click here for more information. SLC Delegation to CSG 2015 Transportation Policy Academy The SLC STAR program is seeking creative, effective and impactful state programs that deserve recognition. There's still time to apply! SLC Issue Alert - SLC State Responses to Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule SLC Regional Resource - E-Cigarettes in the SLC States
Senator Willie Simmons (Chair, Mississippi Senate Highways and Transportation Committee), Delegate Danny Hamrick (Vice Chair, West Virginia House Roads and Transportation Committee) and Representative Mathew Pitsch (Member, Arkansas House Public Transportation Committee), attended The Council of State Governments’ (CSG) 2015 Transportation Policy Academy in Washington, D.C., May 11- 13, 2015.

Programs & Resources

Complimentary SLC Webinar on Spent Fuel Storage | Online

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Complimentary SLC Webinar on Education for Rural Development | Online

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT | Thursday, June 18, 2015

Complimentary SLC Webinar on Performance-Based Budgeting in the SLC States | Online

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT | Thursday, June 25, 2015

69th Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference | Savannah, Georgia

July 18-22, 2015

2015 State Transformation in Action Recognition (STAR) Selection Panel | Savannah, Georgia

July 21, 2015

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

October 7-11, 2015

Chair of the Southern Legislative Conference


Speaker David Ralston, Georgia
SLC Chair, 2014-2015