NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

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

Fiscal

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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Enhancing Local Budget Flexibility and Sustainability

Explore how local governments can face ongoing fiscal risks from declining commercial property values, growing debt loads and shifts in income tax revenue from increased telecommuting.

Information as of May 2021.

Speakers include Adrienne Lu and Alex Zhang, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Chris Morrill and Shayne Kavanaugh, Government Finance Officers Association, Rick Vilello and Andrew Sheaf, Department of Community and Economic Development, Representative Robert Freeman (D-Pa.).

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