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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 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.

State-Federal Briefing: Behavioral Health

Behavioral health, which includes mental health and substance use disorders, has emerged as a top priority in the states and across policy topics. The federal government has responded with a wide array of new initiatives and programs across agencies. In this briefing, NCSL staff will make sense of these federal efforts by highlighting what state legislatures need to know and discussing NCSL’s ongoing work to shape federal policy to support state leadership. Key topics will address new behavioral health models including in maternal health, updates on federal behavioral health legislation (SUPPORT Act and STRONGER Act), the behavioral health workforce and new opportunities to fund school-based mental health services through Medicaid.

2024 US Economic Outlook and What it Means for State Budgets and Credit Ratings

The economy continues to defy expectations. The recession economists predicted this time last year never materialized. The job market remains strong, and inflation seems to have stabilized. However, state revenue collections are slowing and the flow of federal stimulus funds to the states is winding down. What does all this mean for state budgets and state credit ratings? Hear Fitch Ratings’ economic forecast for 2024, along with insights on state credit quality and what to watch for in the year ahead.

Forecasting Safety-Predictive Analytics in Child Welfare Assessment

Join us as we discuss the promise and challenges of using predictive analytics to reduce child welfare involvement and bolster the child welfare workforce. You’ll hear from states who are already using this technology and learn about policy options for state lawmakers to safeguard against bias.