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Bad News for Uber and Lyft? New York Mayor Appoints Taxi Industry Insider as Regulator

Excerpt from Capital New York

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While we don’t think that car sharing services like Uber and Lyft are playing fair, this definitely isn’t playing fair.

— Jason Clampet

Bill de Blasio raised prodigious amounts of money from the taxi industry during his run for mayor. Now, one of the consultants who helped him raise money from that industry is helping him regulate it.

The de Blasio campaign paid Izabella Vais nearly $50,000 between December 2011 and December 2013 for fund-raising, campaign consulting and professional services, at the same time she was earning $80,000 a year as a staffer in de Blasio’s public advocate’s office, according to public records.

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