News & Brews November 30, 2022

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Senate sets rules for Krasner impeachment trial as House committee releases final report

Yesterday, the state Senate “approved two procedural measures needed to stage an impeachment trial for Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner,” the Inquirer reports. “The resolutions set the rules of the trial, which is expected to begin in January, and … the Senate will formally accept the impeachment articles on Wednesday.” The measures passed 30-20 (you can view the roll call votes here and here). Separately, the House committee investigating Krasner released its final recommendations yesterday. City & State PA reprinted the full list of the recommendations (scroll to the end of the story).

MontCo judge announces for state Supreme Court

Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Carolyn Carluccio announced yesterday that she will run for the open seat on the state Supreme Court next year. Carluccio, a Republican, was elected to the Montgomery County court in 2009 and last year was unanimously chosen by her peers to serve as president judge. Currently, Democrats hold four seats on the seven-seat high court, and Republicans hold two. One seat is vacant following the death of Chief Justice Max Baer. Democrat Superior Court Judge Dan McCaffery has also announced his candidacy.

How did your school fare on 2022 state assessments?

Following the release earlier this week of data from the 2022 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment and Keystone Exams, PennLive created a searchable database for users to find how their local school fared. Check out the story here. (If you’re paywalled, you should be able to view the PSSA database here and the Keystone Exams database here.)

Democrat launches campaign for soon-to-be vacant Pa. House seat

Following the election of Democrat state Rep. Summer Lee to Congress, Democrat Swissvale Borough Council Member Abigail Salisbury will run for Lee’s state House seat in Allegheny County. Salisburgy challenged Lee in the Democrat primary for state House earlier this year, losing despite the endorsement of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee. This special election is one of four that will be scheduled in the House and Senate due to vacancies. The others are the seats of Rep. Tony DeLuca, who passed away, Rep. Austin Davis, who will become lieutenant governor, and Sen. John Gordner, who announced his resignation this week.

Will McCormick run for Senate again in 2024?

The Post-Gazette reports that former hedge fund CEO David McCormick, who lost the Republican U.S. Senate primary to Mehmet Oz, is considering another run for Senate in 2024. As politicos gather in New York City this weekend for the annual Pennsylvania Society, McCormick will be among them. Additionally, the story notes that McCormick “will release a book in March on leadership that ‘outlines a conservative agenda for American renewal,’ his publisher said, a move that often precedes a run for public office. But he hasn’t made up his mind and could still return to the private sector, said a person close to him.”

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