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Recent News and Updates

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

July 1, 2015

Post-Webinar Materials for SLC June Webinars Now Available

Throughout June 2015, the Southern Legislative Conference hosted three webinars addressing state energy, education, rural development, and budgeting policies. Specifically, spent fuel storage, education as a rural development mechanism, and performance-based budgeting were examined, on June 16, 18, and 25, respectively. Presentations materials and... Read More

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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

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

July 18-22, 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