State Government Affairs
State Policy Issues to Watch in 2022
January 17, 2022 | Bill Kramer
At this time each year, we pause to look back on the last year of legislative policymaking at the state and local level and try to foresee what the new year will bring. The main drivers of policy in 2022 will have their roots in the monumental events of 2020: the COVID-19 pandemic, the influence of Black Lives Matter protests, and the presidential election. Passionate debates over vaccinations, a rising animus toward tech companies, and policing reform efforts all emanate from the unexpected events of 2020. In this series, we’ve outlined these and many other policy trends our analysts are seeing in the states as we head into 2022.