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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

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

All Aboard: Expanding Passenger Rail Across the Country

The federal government is investing billions of dollars to develop and improve regional passenger rail across the country. Join us for a discussion about how states can successfully secure federal funding and what they can do to encourage the development of local and regional passenger rail and the interconnection it can offer. 

The Great Outdoors - New Frontiers for Youth and Veteran Job Training

Last year the Biden administration launched the American Climate Corps to train 20,000 Americans, including youth, veterans and disadvantaged populations in high-quality high-demand energy, conservation and climate fields. Join NCSL for an overview of this effort, including information about program components such as the AmeriCorps NCCC Forest Corps, which is focused on national forest and grassland conservation, and the Working Lands Climate Corps, which is focused on workforce training in climate conscious agriculture and conservation. Hear about new opportunities this program can bring to your state.

The Election Workforce: The Front Lines of Democracy

It’s full steam ahead to 2024’s general election. What are lawmakers and election administrators thinking about now to prepare? Find out in this four-part series, hosted in partnership with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. We’ll focus on the elections workforce; counting and recounts and more post-voting work; the voters’ perspectives and voter confidence.

This is one webinar in a series on the 2024 election. View the whole series here.

All About BEAD: What You Need to Know About the Historic Grant Program (Part 1)

Join this webinar to learn the nuts and bolts of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program to ensure success and the role legislators can play in the process. NCSL gratefully acknowledges The Pew Charitable Trusts for its support of this two-part webinar series. 

This is one webinar in a two-part series on Broadband Deployment and BEAD. View the whole series here.

Basic Needs for Postsecondary Education

College completion rates are well below state policymakers’ goals, especially for adult learners and low-income students. These students often struggle to complete education and training programs due to unmet basic needs, such as stable housing, adequate food and suitable child care for their children. In this webinar, NCSL staff will discuss college completion strategies that address students’ basic needs and learn from the experiences of three states.