News & Brews September 29, 2022

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Krasner’s ‘Day of Reckoning’

Today and tomorrow, the House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order will hear testimony regarding the impeachment of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Writing in the Delaware Valley Journal, conservative radio host Dom Giordano says, “I predict what we’ll hear is a recounting of all the pain and heartbreak that could have been avoided if Krasner just fulfilled his oath of office, prosecuted violent criminals, and kept them in jail.” Today’s hearing, which beings at 10am, will be live-streamed here.

‘Comedic showdown’ in U.S. Senate race?

RealClearPolitics Senior Writer Eric Felton writes that from crudités to tattoos, what is “a dead serious election that may determine which party controls the Senate come 2023 … has its share of comic relief.” Yet, for all the comedy (even if unintended), Republican Mehmet Oz is using a “dire tone” to try to “energize” voters to help him close the gap with Democrat John Fetterman. Read the piece here.

Poll: Fetterman still leads, but unfavorable rating rises

According to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll of registered voters, Democrat John Fetterman maintains a lead over Republican Mehmet Oz among registered voters (45-42% when factoring in voters leaning toward but not committed to a particular candidate). But Fetterman’s unfavorable rating rose to 46%, up from 36% in August. (Note: Franklin & Marshall polls have a B/C rating from FiveThirtyEight for “historical accuracy and methodology.”)

Shapiro & Mastriano on crime & justice

Spotlight PA takes a look at where Democrat Josh Shapiro and Republican Doug Mastriano stand on issues of crime and justice, diving specifically into the topics of “prisons, parole & pardons;” “police oversight;” and “cash bail.” Read the piece here.

Grading public sector labor laws

The Commonwealth Foundation has updated its rankings of where states stand on labor freedom, measured based on “state laws, administrative codes, and regulations related to public sector collective bargaining” and looking at “how each state protects the rights of individual workers, and shields taxpayers from overspending.” Spoiler Alert: Pennsylvania gets a “D”.

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