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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.

Writing for a Legislative Audience

Legislative staff create a wide variety of written products. From newsletters to emails to constituent correspondence—the list goes on and on. But regardless of the purpose, certain tactics are essential to crafting concise, efficient and easy-to-digest content. In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively organize your thoughts and put them across in a form that maximizes the impact of your information.

Produced by: NLPES

How US Elections Are Run: Spring 2023 Webinar Series | Paying for Elections

Elections are resource-intensive, requiring workers, machines, ballots and more—all of which come at a cost. Tune in for the inaugural installment of NCSL’s four-part webinar series, How U.S. Elections Are Run, to learn more about how much elections cost, who foots the bill, how states might consider spending the $75 million recently appropriated by Congress, and the need for additional funding with EAC Commissioner Thomas Hicks.

NLPES Member Training | Collaborative Problem Solving

Legislative staff can be part of situations where two sides are locked in a conflict, and they need to help resolve it. This hands-on workshop is designed to teach staff to apply the principles of negotiation to help explore creative ways of delivering solutions to conflicts in ways that can help all sides feel satisfied.

Produced by: NLPES

Medicaid Unwinding

With the COVID-era Medicaid continuous coverage mandate ending March 31, states are tasked with the monumental job of processing redeterminations for 90-plus million enrollees. The unwinding process is complex and brings with it significant financial implications and workforce challenges for states. Join NCSL for an overview of the unwinding requirements, a discussion about the hurdles and opportunities for states, and hear directly from states about steps they have undertaken in preparation.

Tips on Using ACS Data for Public Policy Work

The American Community Survey (ACS), from the U.S. Census Bureau, is the premier source for detailed population and housing information about our nation and your communities. The ACS is the nation’s only source for local estimates on 40-plus topics relating to language, education, commuting, employment, veteran status, income, poverty, health insurance … and so much more. It provides new yearly data for one-year estimates for larger areas and five-year estimates for small local areas. Learn how to access and use the latest release (2021 and 2017-2021) in your work.