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Uber tackles public policy issues with newly launched “Under the Hood” blog

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As Uber continues its expansion across the globe, a new company-sponsored public policy blog will touch on several issues facing the popular ridesharing service, such as car insurance and company benefits. Uber Under the Hood, launched Wednesday, is the latest effort by the San Francisco-based company to garner more support as it deals with lawmakers and local regulators. The blog will feature a broad range of what Washington Post reporter Brian Fung calls “wonky topics,” including posts by employees, industry…

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Corcoran & Johnston hauls in $1.3 million in Q2 lobbying fees

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Corcoran & Johnston collected an estimated $1.3 million during the second quarter of 2015, according to recently submitted compensation reports. The firm’s largest invoices came from Sharon Robinson, who is a guardian and personal representative seeking relief from the state of Florida. Robinson easily broke six figures in paying $84,000 for legislative lobbying efforts and between $30,000 -$39,999 for executive branch lobbying. The iconic Fontainebleu Florida Hotel in Miami also paid a pretty penny for representation in Tallahassee last quarter — its total fees ran to…

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Hillsborough PTC head emphasizes he doesn’t want Uber to leave Tampa

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Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission executive director Kyle Cockream wants to emphasize to the public that his agency has never wanted to boot Uber from operating in the country. He just wants them to abide by a few of the agency’s rules, which the popular ridesharing company has indicated it’s not interested in. On Friday, a Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge denied the PTC’s request for a preliminary injunction that could have possibly taken Uber drivers off of local roads. “Interestingly, the PTC stated that…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.14.15 — Foreign policy fun with Jeb and Marco

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Marco Rubio is being lauded in some quarters this morning for the way he handled the inevitable question on Iraq that was posed by Charlie Rose at the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday afternoon. “Not only would I not have been in favor of it, President Bush would not have been in favor of it,” Rubio said. Well, that takes care of that, right? “Marco Rubio Schools Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy,” says the Daily Beast. Except, that isn’t what…

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Email insights: Persistent (and popular) Uber sued by Hillsborough County

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Ridesharing service Uber is, if anything, tenacious. Facing a newly filed lawsuit by Hillsborough County, with which the San Francisco-based company has locked horns since its Tampa launch last year, Uber sent out an email to customers saying they are still open for business. Subject line, “Continuing to Operate in Hillsborough County.” Spoiler alert: they are. The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission sued Uber – including several driver-partners — claiming the company is not adhering to established rules for taxis, limos,…

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