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NYC Mayor De Blasio Retreats from Uber Fight

After months of fighting with the popular transportation-network company Uber, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is backing away from proposed restrictions on how many new drivers the company can hire. As part of the compromise reached between de Blasio administration officials and Uber, the ridesharing company agreed to turn over geolocation data to the city to assist a planned four-month study on the service’s effect on city traffic patterns.  Stated Goals, Real Goals Jared Meyer, a...

Lawmakers Shut Down Illinois Government Over Rauner Reforms

Illinois state government agencies have been partially shut down since July 1, after budget negotiations between the Democrat-controlled state legislature and Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) broke down and the fiscal year ended without an agreement. In late June, Rauner vetoed lawmakers’ proposal to increase the state’s deficit spending by $3 billion. In turn, legislative leaders have rejected Rauner’s budget proposal, balking at proposed reforms to the state’s labor laws and its workers compensation and...

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