News & Brews June 24, 2022

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Poll: Close races for U.S. Senate, governor

Another poll shows Democrats John Fetterman and Josh Shapiro leading in their respective races, but not by much. A Cygnal survey of 535 likely voters shows Fetterman leading Mehmet Oz in the race for Senate 48%-44%, while Shapiro leads Doug Mastriano in the race for governor 48%-45%. Both figures are within the margin of error.

Pa. Uber drivers like their freedom, oppose unionization

A recent survey of Uber drivers in Pennsylvania shows they overwhelmingly support legislation (SB949) that would “provide a safety net … while allowing them to maintain the schedule control of being their own boss.” The survey found that drivers wish to remain independent contractors and are not interested in unionization. Meanwhile, the SEIU responded by basically saying these drivers must not know what they want.

Pa. economic recovery lags behind other states

The Center Square reports that according to a WalletHub analysis, “Pennsylvania ranked 43rd nationally in bouncing back from pandemic-induced unemployment.” In comparison with neighboring states, “only Delaware was ranked below Pennsylvania. New York just edged out Pennsylvania for 42nd, but West Virginia was 18th and Ohio was a comfortable 31st.”

Op-Ed: ‘We need smart policy to bring down inflation, reduce energy costs’

House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff has an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review recounting how prices have skyrocketed for everything from groceries to gas and presenting how lawmakers are working “to drive real growth in our economy and stop using false props to have a paper tiger economy.” Read his piece here.

Op-Ed: ‘Headline hit jobs’

If you receive our daily News & Brews emails, you’ve seen our Monday “Behind the Headlines” section that looks at headline bias (and if you don’t receive the daily emails, scroll to the end of this email to update your preferences). Yours truly has an op-ed in Broad + Liberty highlighting several of my *favorite* headlines that skew stories to fit a narrative. Read the piece here.

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