Shapiro joins 50-state antitrust investigation into Google

Shapiro joins 50-state antitrust investigation into Google

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Monday announced that Pennsylvania will join a bipartisan antitrust investigation into Google to review how the tech company’s business practices align with state and federal law.

 

Shapiro joins 49 other state attorneys general who have vowed to investigate Google’s massive influence over the tech and advertising spheres to determine whether its operations have stifled economic competitiveness across the country.

Monday, September 9, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Shapiro joins 19 AGs in suit against new immigration rule

Shapiro joins 19 AGs in suit against new immigration rule

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced this week that he is joining a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump Administration, challenging a new rule that makes changes to migrant detention in the United States.

 

Shapiro, along with 19 other attorneys general, are disputing a new Department of Homeland Security rule that codifies certain portions of the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA), a 1997 agreement that set regulations for the detention, care and release of individuals in the country illegally.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Did You Get The Memo? Insulin prices, concurrent jurisdiction and the inheritance tax

Did You Get The Memo? Insulin prices, concurrent jurisdiction and the inheritance tax

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week, so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would cap insulin prices in Pennsylvania, eliminate the state inheritance tax for children with disabilities and repeal the attorney general’s concurrent jurisdiction over firearms cases in Philadelphia.

Friday, July 12, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Wheatley looks to the Attorney General to protect the gun rights of marijuana users

Wheatley looks to the Attorney General to protect the gun rights of marijuana users

Right now, Pennsylvanians must choose between participating in the state’s medical marijuana program and gun ownership, due to marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I drug by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. 

One leading marijuana legalization advocate is looking to use the clout of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office to give medical cannabis users a bit of protection from the federal restriction.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Shapiro, grand jury recommend changes to crack down on Medicaid fraud

Shapiro, grand jury recommend changes to crack down on Medicaid fraud

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro revealed findings from a grand jury investigation into the state’s medical assistance program earlier this week, outlining three potential legislative solutions that could help Pennsylvania crack down on Medicaid fraud. 
 

Shapiro said the investigation emanated from two separate Medicaid fraud investigations that inspired the grand jury to explore ways to better police fraud in the state’s medical assistance program. One involved the mother of an autistic daughter who directed caregivers to perform work around the house rather than care for her daughter. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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