Uber and Lyft threaten to leave Austin after vote on background checks

Austin, Texas voters have rejected a measure called Proposition 1 that would have shielded ride-hail drivers from stricter background checks, and now Uber and Lyft are threatening to cease operations in the city on Monday. Originally reported by KXAN Austin, Proposition 1 would have barred the city from requiring drivers to undergo fingerprinting for background checks — but 56-percent of voters reportedly defeated it, clearing the way for the city to enact stricter screening measures....

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