Rep. Dan PabonRep. Dan PabonMarch 21, 20175min903

A few years ago, Colorado triggered a wave of innovation when it became the first state to update its laws so that ride-sharing digital platforms, Uber and Lyft, could continue to thrive while establishing proper safety and consumer protections. What we know now, two years after that effort, is that it was crucial for Colorado’s economy and lifestyle that our laws continue to keep pace with developments in modern commerce.


Steve PeoplesSteve PeoplesMarch 20, 20177min870

Meetup is taking a leap into the Trump resistance. The New York-based networking site will unveil plans in the coming days to partner with a labor group — under the guidance of a former Hillary Clinton aide — to coordinate protests among more than 120,000 activists already involved with anti-Trump Meetup groups.

Peter MarcusPeter MarcusFebruary 10, 20178min55
If you were hoping to tune out politics by tuning into Super Bowl Sunday, then you turned to the wrong place. Viewers were bombarded by commercials seeking to capitalize on the civil unrest stemming from controversial and brash decisions by the Trump administration. The move by corporate America to weigh into the ongoing debates seemed […]

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Peter MarcusPeter MarcusJanuary 30, 201710min61
Uber and Lyft are accustomed to competition. But a new race toward good conscience — highlighted by protests in Denver — offers a glimpse into the morality battle in a Donald Trump era, a war that is reshaping both business and politics. Across social media, #DeleteUber is trending, a plea by those opposed to Trump’s Muslim ban […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchJanuary 24, 20173min106
Lawmakers could make it little easier to become an Uber or Lyft driver this session by passing Senate Bill 43. The legislation would eliminate a requirement for a certificate of good health for those driving their personal vehicles to get people around. The legislative term for that is transportation network company. The bill is blessed […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 2, 20168min112

Close to 2,200 taxi, shuttle and limousine drivers will likely face fewer regulations in the New Year, when the City and County of Denver is expected to stop requiring them to qualify for and obtain “Herdic” licenses. Such licenses were named for the Herdic cab, a horse-drawn carriage invented by Peter Herdicin in 1881. Herdic cabs were designed as passenger vehicles for public transportation, often painted bright yellow, and were predecessors to the modern taxi cab. The Denver City Council's Business, Arts, Workforce and Aeronautical Services Committee, at its Wednesday, Nov. 30, meeting, sent an ordinance repealing the Herdic license portion of the municipal code to the full council for consideration. Once approved, the city attorney's office will drop an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court of a state preemption ruling against the city regarding the rules and regulations.


Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsDecember 1, 201618min700

DENVER — Happy Thursday to you and yours from all of us at the Colorado Statesman. Has it been hard for you getting back in the swing of things following the long (not long enough) Thanksgiving holiday? There, there, we understand. We’ll continue to carry on — making your mornings in Colorado politics more interesting is our goal. (emoji, emoji, emoji!) As we head into the home stretch of 2016, it’s good to see the wrangling and jockeying taking place at the state Capitol. Twenty-three days after the election, things were just too quiet. And who could ignore the whispers and rumors of political races in 2018, 2020 or even the upcoming assemblies? Let the games begin!