November 12, 2010
Regional legislators from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas joined colleagues from the western region and Mexico to consider issues related to emerging international transportation corridors and challenges involved in creating safe, secure, smart borders. Click here for more information on the Americas 2020 Summit.
November 9, 2010
A 2009 CALS Participant, Representative Brandon Jones, Mississippi, was nominated by the Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments to participate in the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF), a program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States that offers emerging American leaders an opportunity for in-depth exploration of European politics, institutions and societies by sending them on a 23-day journey across several countries to meet and speak with their counterparts. See the following links for more information: Representative Jones | MMF
November 1, 2010
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently awarded the second round of federal grants to promote high-speed and intercity passenger rail in 23 states, including seven SLC states (Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia). Click here to read more about high-speed rail grants received in the South.