The restaurant industry’s legislative agenda for 2022

Working Lunch: Mike Whatley, VP of state affairs and grassroots advocacy, discusses the industry’s key issues. Also, President Biden’s vaccine mandates, actions by governors and mayors.

It’s a new year and with that comes the opening of state legislatures across the country. In this week’s “Working Lunch” podcast, hosts Joe Kefauver and Franklin Coley are joined by Mike Whatley, VP of state affairs and grassroots advocacy for the National Restaurant Association, who walks them through the industry’s key issues for 2022.

In addition they discuss President Biden’s vaccine mandate, recent actions by governors and mayors and the pending hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court. Also, they provide the legislative scorecard.

Kefauver is the managing partner of the public affairs firm Align Public Strategies. Coley is a partner with the firm.

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