Southern Governors Conference Cancelled After D.C., New York Attacks
By Stateline Staff
The final day of the Southern Governors Associations Conference in Lexington, KY was canceled Tuesday because of the attacks in New York and in Washington D.C.
Conference Chair Governor Paul Patton and other governors made the decision when the overwhelming events of the morning became known to them and to conference attendees.
"As the entire nation watches with great sadness the events unfolding in New York and Washington D.C., our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to the many people who have been affected by this terrible tragedy," Governor Patton said. "I know all Kentuckians join me and the rest of the nation in hopeful prayer as we await further details of these horrifying events."
In Washington, D.C., Bill Wyatt, a spokesman for the National Conference of State Legislators, said: "Obviously our hearts go out to those who are suffering as a result of this terrible tragedy. The states will work with the federal government in any way we can to minimize the damage and prevent this from happening in the future."