November 13, 2019 / 9:12 PM / 7 months ago

Chicago mayor rejects Uber's alternative tax proposal

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Chicago's mayor on Wednesday rejected an alternative proposal by Uber Technologies Inc to tax ride-hailing services, accusing the company of trying to resist any type of regulation by stirring up racial tensions.

Uber in a statement rejected the mayor's claims, saying its plan was raising money for the city in a more equitable way by not increasing fees on lower-income communities in Chicago's South and West side neighborhoods. (Reporting by Karen Pierog in Chicago and Tina Bellon in New York; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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