January 20, 2011
The Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS) Freight in the Southeast Conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on February 9-11. ITTS provides research data and expert opinions to public and private officials in the SLC region concerning the effects of commercial freight movements (domestic and international), infrastructure and transportation. For more information, visit the ITTS website.
January 7, 2011
Two former chairs of the SLC have accepted positions leading state agencies. Former Alabama Speaker of the House Seth Hammett (SLC Chair 2002-2003) was selected by Governor Robert Bentley to serve as director of the Alabama Development Office. Former Speaker of the House and state Senator Shane Broadway, Arkansas (SLC Chair 2004-2005) was appointed deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
January 3, 2011
All 15 Southern state Legislatures will convene in 2011, with 11 states beginning session in January. Nationally, 1,744 state legislators (one in five) will be new to their positions in 2011. To view state session calendars, click here.