Governor joins bipartisan lawmakers in push for regulations to take Uber, Lyft statewide

January 12, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Gov. Kay Ivey joined lawmakers and drivers from ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft to push for a piece of bipartisan legislation that would set statewide regulations for how such companies can operate, which could allow Alabamians to call a ride anywhere in the state.

Lyft and Uber, the nation’s two most popular ride-hailing companies, operate in 15 medium-to-large cities across the state but were forced to work with those cities on local regulations that allowed them to start offering rides. The time and money needed to negotiate with individual cities prevent the companies from going statewide, Ivey said Thursday on the steps of the State House.

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Byrne Says that Bipartisan Mental Health Bill is a Major Accomplishment

July 7, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 6, US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) said that HR2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, which passed the House on Wednesday marks the first reforms of our mental health programs in decades. Congressman Byrne is a co-sponsor of the legislation.

Congressman Byrne said: “Instead of pushing new gun laws, I have always said the focus should be on the root causes of mass violence, like our broken mental health system. This bill does just that in a truly bipartisan way that unites Republicans and Democrats instead of driving us further apart.”
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