By GUY FLETCHER
Lawmakers from throughout the Tri-State area and beyond will gather in Winchester, Va., Thursday for an annual conference to discuss tourism, economic development and other issues affecting the Interstate 81 corridor.
The Quad-State Legislative Conference is held each year to give legislators from Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Virginia a chance to discuss common issues and develop plans for addressing the problems. This year's conference is the 12th meeting.
Maryland Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, said the conference offers two benefits: promoting common issues and solutions, and allowing lawmakers to get to know their counterparts in other states.