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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.

Just the Facts: How to Find and Use Evidence in Policymaking

Tune into this State Policy 101 session if you are new to the legislature or want to learn more about using evidence and data to guide policy and budget decisions. Speakers include NCSL’s Kristine Goodwin and Iris Hentze, David Anderson, Arnold Ventures and Alyssa Doom, Results First Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Bringing People With Disabilities Into the Workforce

Roughly two-thirds of the 60 million American adults with a disability want to work, yet only 20% are active in the labor force. The unemployment rate for those with disabilities is consistently about double that of adults without a disability. Including people with disabilities in the workforce has broad impacts on each state’s overall economy and can provide relief to state budgets. Learn about the many policy options for engaging this largely untapped pool of workers.

Time Off to Care: The Fundamentals of Paid Leave Programs

Gain a deeper understanding of state paid leave policies, with a focus on the fundamental decisions in the hands of legislators. Learn about the benefits of paid leave policies for children, families and employers, as well as arguments against paid leave. Speakers are Suzanne Hultin and Alison May, NCSL.

The Economic Case for Investing in Early Childhood

Explore the economic benefits of investing in early childhood. Speakers include Dr. Art Rolnik, University of Minnesota.

Child Support It's Not Just What You Think

Explore the fundamentals of child support programs, policies and practices, the relationship between states and the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, and the cost-avoidance benefits of participating in the federal child support program. States share examples of how they use child support programs to strengthen family economic security, enhance child development and increase employment among noncustodial parents. Speakers include Melissa Johnson and Yvette Riddick, Office of Child Support Enforcement.