Lyft and Uber, the two most prominent ride-hailing companies, released statements in support of the proposed law.

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Lyft and Uber, the two most prominent ride-hailing companies, released statements in support of Governor Baker’s proposed law.

New rules proposed for ride services like Uber, Lyft

Governor Charlie Baker’s legislation would require the services to get a state license and subject drivers to background checks.By Dan Adams



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