Early voting totals for Saturday’s election have Proposition 1 failing 56 to 44, implying voters seem more inclined to keeping stricter fingerprint-based background checks in place rather than repealing current city law.
Ride-hailing corporation Uber is facing a class action lawsuit after a plaintiff filed a suit in federal court late Wednesday evening claiming officials violated federal telecommunications laws for sending unsolicited text messages to app users.
The group financially supporting the reversal of recent ride-hailing regulations in Proposition 1 could face a broad investigation into its campaign practices if law enforcement officials decide there is enough evidence to press charges.
Missionary Terry Cole worked with impoverished tribes in Latin America and Africa learning about the struggles of prostitutes and playing with children from villages. But eventually, Cole realized there was no need to travel to third-world nations to help society’s outcasts.
Austin’s local bars, clubs and other mixed beverage establishments brought in about 2 percent more in total alcohol sales for the month of March compared to last year, according to recent tax data from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.
The political finance campaign backing Uber and Lyft on Proposition 1 has raised an estimated $8.1 million so far from the ride-hailing companies and donations, dwarfing the $88,000 raised by opponents.