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Shapiro touts record as ‘the people’s AG,’ Heidelbaugh promises more restraint

Inumbent state Attorney General Josh Shapiro is facing a challenge from Republican Heather Heidelbaugh in the November election.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

More Pennsylvania inmates accused of fraudulently seeking jobless checks

While some of the accused never received the money, others are alleged to have reaped large amounts.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pa.’s attorney general sues USPS over mail processing changes

Democratic state attorneys general from across the country allege postal service leaders didn’t get regulatory permission or public comment when they made the changes.

By Sam Dunklau

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Attorney General sues Lincoln University board over ouster

“My office has no position on who serves as president of Lincoln University, but we will take action to ensure the board follows the law.”

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania joins other states in suing to stop new student visa rule

Pennsylvania has joined 16 other states and Washington D.C. in suing the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement over a new policy.

The lawsuit filed Monday comes a week after ICE made sudden changes to its rules for F-1 and M1 visas, which international students use to attend college in the United States. Under the “Temporary Final Rule”, they could lose their visas if all their fall classes moved online — a measure some universities have decided to take to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

By Alanna Elder

Republican lawmakers defend shale gas industry after grand jury report says state failed to protect public health from fracking

Some GOP lawmakers reacted to the report by saying the shale gas industry is “one of the most regulated in the nation,” and they were “offended” at the report’s characterization of the industry.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania grand jury report into natural gas drilling set for release

“We are in the first stages of a long process to hold the well-connected accountable."
By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: May 7, 2020 | 3:11 pm

Pa. will extend eviction, foreclosure protections to July 10

The state Supreme Court previously placed a moratorium on such proceedings until May 11, as officials shuttered much of Pennsylvania’s economy to prevent the coronavirus from overwhelming hospitals.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Protesters call on Pennsylvania AG to ‘show mercy’ and commute more life sentences

“These rallies are spotlighting (Josh) Shapiro who has been a consistent person voting against commutations,”
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA