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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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NYTimes on Kendrick Meek: Democrat seeks part of spotlight in Florida Senate race

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Representative Kendrick B. Meek, the leading Democratic candidate for Florida’s open Senate seat, listened quietly last week to tales of woe: a college student who nearly ended up homeless because her mother had lost her job; a laid-off mother who paid for health care with credit cards; an electrician struggling to get unemployment benefits. Ignoring the attention being paid to the Republican race, Mr. Meek has been methodically campaigning across the state. Kendrick B. Meek stopped in Orlando, where he…

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Sunday’s editorial pages

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St. Petersburg Times – Plugging the Internet tax drain – The Republican-dominated Pinellas County Commission smartly voted last week to sue online travel companies like Priceline and Expedia that have avoided fully paying the county’s bed tax. Too bad their Republican colleagues in the Florida Legislature are not as aggressive in addressing other unfair tax policies, including by extending the state sales tax to all Internet sales. Daytona Beach News Journal – Deserved, but also wanting of further vindication –…

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