Did You Get The Memo? Gun registries, small businesses and ride-sharing

Did You Get The Memo? Gun registries, small businesses and ride-sharing

A weekly look at new proposals from lawmakers in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. In our latest iteration of our weekly feature on new co-sponsorship memoranda, we take a look at proposals to ban the implementation of gun registries, require visible signage for Lyft and Uber drivers, and help small businesses.

Friday, May 3, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Can state fix problems with WAVs that Act 164 caused?

Can state fix problems with WAVs that Act 164 caused?

Pennsylvania citizens with mobility issues feel they have been let down by companies like Uber and Lyft when requesting rides. Ordering a wheelchair-accessible vehicle can mean longer wait times than other modes, higher costs, inconsistent quality, and more frequent cancellations.

Before the Independent Regulatory Review Commission last month, Liam Dougherty didn’t show much faith in the state legislature’s ability to resolve these problems. “In my role as Policy and Projects Coordinator at Liberty Resources, I can opine with great conviction that inadequacy of the PPA, compounded with the ambiguity of the legislation, have failed the Philadelphia disability community,” he said. “The Pennsylvania legislature has tried to fix an iPhone by giving a screwdriver to a monkey.”

Monday, March 11, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Tags: UberLyft
Two years on, lawmakers review impact of Uber, Lyft on Pennsylvania

Two years on, lawmakers review impact of Uber, Lyft on Pennsylvania

An audit of ride share operations in Pennsylvania is in the works from the Public Utility Commission, a commission official revealed during a hearing Thursday.

“I have it on my desk to initiate the audit,” John Herzog, deputy chief counsel, said.

Thursday, June 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Gov. Wolf signs in two bills including the Uber/Lyft bill

Gov. Wolf signs in two bills including the Uber/Lyft bill

Gov. Tom Wolf Friday signed two bills, Senate Bill 984 and House Bill 2107. 

With the passage of Senate Bill 984 ride share companies like Uber and Lyft can now be anywhere in Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia, two thirds funding received by this bill will go towards Philadelphia schools. 

House Bill 2107 will ban Pennsylvania from working with companies that boycott Israel.

Friday, November 4, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Rotunda Ramblings - May 6, 2016

Rotunda Ramblings - May 6, 2016

We have a shorter-than-usual podcast this week to reflect the shortened session week, but the episode isn't short on analysis of upcoming budget negotiations, action on pension reform, and the legislative response to DEP's oil and gas regulations. 

We also have audio from Rep. Bill Adolph, Sen. Jay Costa, Rep. Mike Tobash, and Rep. John Maher.

CLICK HERE to listen.

Friday, May 6, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Features
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