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Recent News and Updates

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

March 10, 2015

SLC Releases Regional Resource on the Economic Impact of Falling Oil Prices

As the effects of dipping oil prices ricochet through the United States and the world, it is increasingly becoming clear that there are winners and losers. Triggered by an explosion in American oil and gas production levels; sputtering economic trends in Europe, China, Japan, Russia and emerging markets leading to declining demand; increasing production from producers like Iraq and Libya; countries... Read More

February 27, 2015

SLC Releases Regional Resource on Associate's Degree Scholarship Programs

Since the turn of the 21st century, the United States has maintained a cultural creed that the only path to a middle-class lifestyle is through a four-year bachelor's degree or higher. However, increasing analyses are demonstrating that industries with the highest growth in the next decade will demand skills readily obtainable through a two-year technical education. Moreover, several policy and... Read More

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The SLC STAR program is seeking creative, effective and impactful state programs that deserve recognition. There's still time to apply! SLC Regional Resource - E-Cigarettes in the SLC States SLC Regional Resource - Economic Effects of Oil Prices SLC Regional Resource - Associate's Degree Scholarship Programs SLC Regional Resource - SLC State Efforts to Rebuild the Coastline SLC Regional Resource - Common Core

Programs & Resources

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