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Uber, Lyft could score win in Olympia

A proposal in the state Senate would solidify the contractor status of drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft — a win for the companies — and set statewide regulations for the industry. The proposal would create a single regulatory system in the state and effectively cancel the different rules and regulations imposed by counties […]

A proposal in the state Senate would solidify the contractor status of drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft — a win for the companies — and set statewide regulations for the industry.

The proposal would create a single regulatory system in the state and effectively cancel the different rules and regulations imposed by counties and cities. Representatives of some of the companies characterized that as a boon, and called the current situation confusing. Members of the taxi industry and some drivers, however, claimed the bill would entrench a system already weighted toward companies like Uber.

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