Taking Action

The Attorney General Taking Action section demonstrates the continuing effort led by General Josh Shapiro to making Pennsylvania a better place to live.

January 16, 2020

AG Shapiro Fights to Stop Trump Administration From Eliminating Food Assistance for 700,000 Struggling Americans

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today launched a new fight with 15 Attorneys General and New York City in a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans. The lawsuit, filed in D.C., challenges a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule that would limit states’ ability to extend benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as “food stamps,” beyond a three-month period for certain adults. AG Shapiro and his counterparts assert that the rule directly undermines Congress’ intent for the food-stamp program, and that the USDA violated the federal rulemaking process. Further, they argue that the rule would impose significant regulatory burdens on the states and harm states’ residents and economies. The coalition is urging the court to declare the rule unlawful and issue an injunction to prevent it from taking effect.

AG Shapiro Says Washington Co. Woman Who Kept Sister in Cage Facing Charges of Neglect

January 15, 2020

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced neglect and false imprisonment charges against a Washington County woman who kept her sister in a wooden cage with only a dirty mattress and little-to-no medical care.

Case Update: Schuylkill County Woman Sentenced for $99,000 Theft from Council for the Arts

January 15, 2020

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the daughter of the executive director of the Schuylkill County Council for the Arts has been sentenced to time in the Schuylkill County Prison for her theft of $98,332 from the organization.

AG Shapiro: ‘Safe2Say Something’ Reaches 40,382 Tips in First Year

January 14, 2020

HARRISBURG – On the one year anniversary of the Safe2Say program, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced Pennsylvania’s anonymous reporting system for schools, students and community members, “Safe2Say Something PA” has reached over 40,000 tips from across the Commonwealth.