News bites: State regs edition

State regulators are playing a central role in the fight over services that allow people to use their smartphones to find rides, USA Today reports. 

Back in Washington, Slate looks at newly minted Fed nominee Janet Yellen’s views on bank regulation.

Now on RegWatch:

Regulations designed to protect chemical plants from terror attacks expired.

House Democrats warned of a food safety “catastrophe.”

Republicans accused the Obama administration of making the shutdown as painful as possible for political gain.

The American Petroleum Institute panned low-sulfur gasoline regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Sen. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderSenate GOP short on ideas for stabilizing ObamaCare markets GOP senators push Trump for DOE research funding Key chairman open to delaying repeal of ObamaCare mandate MORE (R-Tenn.) described ObamaCare’s regulations as “about as clear as mud.”

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