Uber Battling California Legislature, Lyft

Ride-providing company fighting hard against proposed regulations.

Lyft or the legislature?

It's hard to tell which entity Uber fears and loathes more.

The ride-sharing company is in full-on attack mode against its "ride-sharing" competitor as well as the California Legislature, according to reports.

Uber is furiously lobbying against AB 2293, a bill from Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla of Concord that would set "strict new insurance requirements," according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The law would require the companies to tell their drivers to disclose the limitations of their commercial liability insurance, and another bill, AB 612, would require a new set of permits for charter-party carriers who used Lyft or Uber to find rides, according to reports.

And the ride shares oppose them all.

The company's going public with a campaign that declares "California needs Uber," according to SF Weekly.

Bonilla has been put on the defensive, telling reporters that she's not trying to stifle "innovation"
-- merely protect consumers.

Uber has aired radio ads featuring luminaries like former Golden State Warriors superstar Baron Davis, who urge lawmakers to foil her plans.

Meanwhile, there are claims that Uber is "playing dirty" against Lyft, calling and canceling  more than 5,500 rides since last year. Uber doubled that, and claimed that Lyft did that trick to Uber, but for nearly 13,000 Uber trips.

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