Panama Canal Expansion Program – Southern Legislative Conference
Miraflores Locks – Panama Canal
Mark viewing the Miraflores Locks
Ships at the Miraflores Locks
The states of the Southern Legislative Conference (which I chaired in 2011) have been preparing for the opening of the expanded Panama Canal in 2015. Expansion means bigger ships and should mean more cargo at our ports. More economic development. More jobs. We visited the Canal, U.S. Embassy, and Chamber of Commerce to discuss trade between Panama and our states.
I returned to Nashville on Monday to welcome legislators from across the United States to the GOPAC Leadership Conference.
Former Republican Lt. Governor of California, Mike Curb, addressing GOPAC. Curb is now Chairman of Curb Records in Nashville.
Recording artist Tracy Lawrence entertained at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Gov. Haslam recently appointed me to the State Workforce Development Board. We had one day of orientation on Tuesday and our first Board meeting Wednesday.
Saturday was a beautiful day to celebrate the Town of Brighton’s Centennial in Tipton County
Rep. Debra Moody and I presented a Centennial Proclamation at Brighton’s opening ceremonies
Brighton Mayor Jeff Scott presented me with a key to the Town of Brighton.
Tipton County Executive Jeff Huffman joined us at Brighton’s Centennial Celebration