NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Pension Plan Design Trends Across the 50 States

Get an overview of the latest on market impacts to public pension fund investments, new research on public sector hybrid retirement plans and other recent design trends in the state.

Information as of June 2021.

Speakers include Susan Banta and Aleena Oberthur, Public Sector Retirement Systems, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Elizabeth Wiley, Cheiron, Representative C. Ed Massey (R-Ky.) and Kevin Drennan, New Jersey Senate Majority Office.

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Cutting Corrections Costs While Preserving Public Safety

Corrections spending typically accounts for around 5% of state general fund budgets annually. Policy changes to reduce admissions and shorten length of stay in prisons and jails, as well as changing responses to community supervision rule violations, can be both fiscally beneficial and encourage successful outcomes for individuals involved with the justice system. Explore policy changes taken in Louisiana to cut corrections while and still keep the public safe.

Information as of May 2021.

Speakers include Elizabeth Compa, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Amanda Essex, NCSL, and James LeBlanc and Natalie LaBorde, Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

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NCSL Smart Decisions With Federal Aid

Learn the approach legislative fiscal office staff took in using American Rescue Plan Act's $195 billion in federal aid.

Information as of June 2021.

Speakers include Jonathan Ball, Utah Legislative Fiscal Analst Office, Eric Nauman, Minnesota Senate Council, and Catherine Benham, Vermont Joint Fiscal Office.

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Managing Budget Risk and Uncertainty: Lessons from COVID-19 and a Look Ahead

Learn tools policymakers can use to help them prepare for and mitigate budget uncertainty.

Information as of May 2021.

Speakers include Representative Janet Ancel (D-Vt.), Representative John (R-Wis.), Senator George Munoz (D-N.M.) and Senator Sean Bennett (R-S.C.).

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How States Are Preparing for Opioid Settlement Funds

Learn ways policymakers can manage opioid settlement funds to ensure they best serve communities affected by the opioid crisis.

Information as of May 2021.

Speakers inlcude Charlie Severance-Medaris, NCSL, Representative Dave Baker (R-Minn.), Assemblymember John McDonald (D-N.Y.), Senator Roger Thompson (R-Okla.) and Sara Dube, Results First Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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