State Policy 101

NCSL Town Halls feature interviews on topical issues with NCSL staff, policy specialists, legislators and legislative staff.



Energy Sector Cybersecurity

Feb. 23, 2022
Hear from NCSL and the Department of Energy about the latest strategies to keep the lights and heat on. Join DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary Kate Marks for an eye-opening discussion.


A State Healthcare Update

Feb. 2, 2022
Guest: NCSL's Jack Pitsor, Policy Associate and Erik Skinner, Policy Associate


State of the State Budgets

Jan. 25, 2022
Guest: NCSL's Erica MacKellar, Program Principal and Emily Maher, Sr. Policy Specialist


Top issues and policy trends expected in 2022.

Dec. 21, 2021
Guest: Tim Storey, NCSL CEO

Supreme Court

Impact of the Supreme Court on States

Nov. 17, 2021
Guest: Lisa Soronen, director, State and Local Legal Center

Legislative Summit

Live From Tampa at the NCSL Legislative Summit

Nov. 5, 2021
Guest: NCSL Vice President and Representative Brian Kennedy (R.I.), speaker pro tempore

Legislative Summit
Live from Tampa at the NCSL Legislaltive Summit

Nov. 3, 2021
Guest: NCSL Immediate Past Staff Chair Martha Wigton (Ga.)

Legislative Summit

Live From Tampa at the NCSL Legislative Summit

Nov. 2, 2021
Guest: NCSL Immediate Past President Speaker Robin Vos (Wis.)

Legislative Summit

2021 NCSL Legislative Summit Preview

Oct. 27, 2021
Guests: NCSL's Kate Blackman, Health Program director, Natalie Wood, director of the Center of Legislative Strengthening and Erica MacKellar, associate director for Fiscal Affairs

Legislative Summit

2021 NCSL Legislative Summit Preview

Oct. 19, 2021
Guests: NCSL CEO Tim Storey and Director of Communications Gene Rose


Daylight Saving Time in State Legislatures

Oct. 12, 2021
Guest: Jim Reed, NCSL director of Energy, Environment and Transportation


State Cannabis Regulations and Actions

Oct. 6, 2021
Guests: NCSL's Karmen Hanson, associate director of Health, and Michael Hartman, policy associate for Criminal Justice

Elections and Redistricting

2021 Elections Preview

Sept. 28, 2021
Guests: NCSL's Wendy Underhill, director for Elections and Redistricting, and Ben Williams, policy principal for Elections and Redistricting


2021 Policy Week Preview

Sept. 15, 2021
Guests: NCSL's Molly Ramsdell, State-Federal Affairs division director, Susan Frederick, senior Federal Affairs counsel, and Ben Husch, Federal Affairs advisor


Back to School

Sept. 13, 2021
Guests: NCSL's Michelle Exstrom, director of Education, and Austin Reid, senior legislative director for Education


Prescription Drug Policy

Aug. 23, 2021
Guests: Senator Greg McCortney (Okla.) and Delegate Bonnie Cullison (Md.)


Vaccine Requirements and Resources

Aug. 18, 2021
Guests: NCSL's Haley Nicholson, senior legislative director for Health and Human Services, and Tahra Johnson, associate director of Health

Elections and Redistricting

U.S. Census Bureau Redistricting Data Release

Aug. 11, 2021
Guest: NCSL's Wendy Underhill, director of Elections and Redistricting