By Sujit CanagaRetna
From the Great Wall of China to meeting with Chinese officials to riding the world’s first commercially operating magnetic levitation train, a delegation of presiding officers from The Council of State Governments Southern Legislative Conference traveled to China at the invitation of the Chinese government.
Members of the delegation were Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark S. Norris, the SLC chair-elect, Alabama Speaker Seth Hammett, Arkansas Speaker Robbie Wills, Missouri Speaker Ron Richard, Louisiana Speaker Jim Tucker, Virginia Senate Pro Tempore Charles J. Colgan and Arkansas House Majority Leader Steve Harrelson. Colleen Cousineau, SLC executive director, and Sujit CanagaRetna, SLC senior fiscal analyst, staffed the delegation.
Here’s a travel log of the group’s trip: