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Situational awareness: At the end of today, unless an appeals court grants Uber and Lyft's request to further suspend a recent ruling ordering them to immediately reclassify drivers as employees, the companies plan to suspend their ride-hailing services across California until at least November's election.
- The companies are hoping a ballot measure will allow them to keep drivers as contractors and undo a new state law. Axios' Kia Kokalitcheva breaks it down here.