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Justin Katz On Rhode Island Bills That Could Kill Uber

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In this video, Research Director & Managing Editor of the Ocean State Current, Justin Katz gives commentary on compelling testimony given by a blind Rhode Islander to the RI State Senate on the role of Uber in his life. Nick Zammarelli, a blind Coventry school teacher, testified to RI State Senators: “As a totally blind school teacher, prior to Uber's arrival in Rhode Island, I had to think about how got from point A to point B every single day. " There are currently multiple bills being considered by the RI General Assembly, H8044 &S2864, which may kill efficient transportation network services like Uber & lyft in the Ocean State. Katz argues that the Rhode Island government prevents us from finding the most effective ways to serve one another. Why do we tolerate elected officials to kill the innovation that will help the disadvantage among us? Rhode Islanders should challenge the status quo thinking on these important issues.