NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

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

Labor and Employment

State Options for Scaling Evidence-Based Workforce Solutions

Policymakers can leverage American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to address their most immediate workforce challenges, while also equipping workers with the skills needed to thrive in high-demand fields. This webinar will highlight NCSL's new "Investing in What Works" series and explore how states can use ARPA funds to build a strong workforce. Speakers: Jon Courtney, Ph.D., Deputy Director, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee and Shrutika Sabarwal, Evidence-Based Policy Manager, Arnold Ventures. Moderator: Kristine Goodwin, Associate Director, NCSL Center for Results-Driven Governing

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Just the Facts How to Find and Use Evidence in Policymaking

We hear so often that a program or policy is "evidence-based"—sometimes to justify support for a position or funded program. Would it help to know where to look for credible evidence—or what questions to ask to test whether something is really evidence-based? Learn how to sort out what evidence really means and how it can help make policy and budget decisions that are more likely to achieve policymakers’ desired outcomes. Speakers include Kristine Goodwin, NCSL, David Anderson, Arnold Ventures, and Alyssa Doom, The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Unemployment Insurance

Learn about unemployment insurance funding systems and legislative trends from 2020 and 2021 on unemployment insurance.

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Minimum Wage

Too much or not enough? Minimum wage rates have long been hotly debated. Learn more about state action on the minimum wage and how businesses are responding to wage increases across the country, as well as proposed changes at the federal level. Speakers include Ardine Williams, Workforce Development, Amazon and Glenn Spencer, Employment Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Occupational Licensing: From Emergency Response to Economic Recovery

Learn about the impacts of COVID-19 on occupational licensing and what changes states have made over a year later. The COVID-19 pandemic affected state occupational licensing laws and processes in multiple ways. 

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