At the heart of the new “ridesharing” economy are what business leaders call Transportation Network Companies or TNCs, better known by most of us as Uber or Lyft. The speed and convenience of these new tech companies has swept the nation. Riders, in turn, have become repeat customers noticing that these new platforms are also saving them a few dollars per ride compared to other transportation services. The cost cutting has even prompted some cities to look at subsidizing TNCs with tax payer dollars as a cheaper alternative to public transit. What’s concerning is that corporate app backers neglect to highlight an important fact to riders. The reason they can offer such competitive rates is because they are actively exploiting loopholes that allow them to evade traditional driver training and screening requirements that ensure a rider’s safety.
A deep dive into the background of several Trump's nominees reveals a cabinet with a history of standing against the best interests of working people.
On a national conference call with Regional, State and Local union leaders and activists, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka laid out the AFL-CIO’s plan of defense against the coming attacks lead by Trump and his toxic cabinet picks.
This year, the union members and citizen activists of the Working Families Lobby Corps will be in Tallahassee once again – everyday – to make sure ALL working people in the state are represented fairly.
... the decisions made about tax cuts in this legislative session will impact the amount available for appropriations to meet state needs not only this year, but also future years.
The Senate’s current budget proposal provides only $22.3 million (one tenth of a penny) for buying conservation lands compared to the $300 million historically allocated to Florida Forever. Voters intended for Water and Land Conservation Amendment to at least restore Florida Forever funding closer to historic levels.
State Savings in Florida’s Medicaid Program Due to Floridians’ Lagging Incomes Are More Than Sufficient to Fund the Extension of Coverage to 800,000 Uninsured, Low-Income Adults.
Governor Rick Scott's budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year is notable for one stark fact: It proposes spending more than twice as much money from general revenue growth on tax cuts than on increasing funding for vital state services.
As you would expect, it takes a lot to keep our state moving forward. That task falls to the hardworking men and women who serve in state government. And leaders across the state, on both sides of the political aisle, are asking the question if we are investing enough in these dedicated employees.