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January 8, 2015

SLC Releases Regional Resource reviewing the Census of Agriculture

Although the country as a whole has shifted away from agricultural pursuits, the South remains a largely agrarian region. As the only source of uniform and comprehensive agriculture data for every state and county in the nation, the Census provides the most detailed picture of U.S. farms and the people who operate them. For this reason, the Census remains an important resource for SLC states, and is... Read More

December 17, 2014

SLC Releases Regional Resource on Southern State Net Metering Policies

Energy policies in Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) member states are undergoing substantial changes as installations of distributed generation systems, such as rooftop solar panels and other small-scale renewable energy technologies, continue to expand. This expansion has been encouraged by state and federal tax credits, which have made renewable energy technology, especially solar energy... Read More

December 12, 2014

SLC Legislative Delegation Travels to Florida for Multimodal Transportation Briefings

A delegation of state legislative leaders from five Southern states, including Senate President Robert Stivers, Kentucky (2014/2015 SLC Chair-Elect); Senator Bill Sample, Arkansas; Senator Ron Richard, Missouri; Representative Brent Yonts, Kentucky (2014/2015 SLC Economic Development, Transportation and Cultural Affairs Committee Vice Chair); and Representative Samuel Rivers, Jr., South Carolina,... Read More

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SLC Multimodal Transportation Delegation | December 8-10, 2014

A delegation of state legislative leaders from five Southern states visited Florida for high-level briefings on the state’s impressive multimodal transportation strategies. Arranged in collaboration with the Florida Department of Transportation, the delegation provided first-hand information to SLC member state legislators about Florida’s efforts to enhance its multimodal capacities as a mechanism to promote international and domestic trade.

SLC Criminal Justice and Mental Health Delegation Visits Model Program in San Antonio, Texas

A delegation of legislators convened in San Antonio, Texas, November 17-18, 2014, for briefings on the Center for Health Care Services’ (CHCS) Restoration Center jail diversion program and the Haven for Hope homeless center. 

SLC Delegation Joins SSEB Tour of Nuclear Plant

On November 14, 2014, a delegation of SLC members from Alabama and South Carolina joined the Southern States Energy Board on a tour of two nuclear energy facilities under construction at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Georgia. 

SLC Hosts Legislative Service Exchange Program in Atlanta

Members of the House Fiscal Division of the Louisiana House of Representatives met with staff in the House Budget and Research Office (HRBO) of the Georgia House of Representatives in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss processes and procedures related to formulating the state budget. 

Programs & Resources

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

July 18-22, 2015

Chair of the Southern Legislative Conference


Speaker David Ralston, Georgia
SLC Chair, 2014-2015