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Cassie Miller

Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.

Pa. ranks 2nd among states for direct-to-consumer sales | Five for the Weekend

By: - May 21, 2022

The USDA found that 6,200 Pennsylvania farms produce and sell food locally through direct marketing, which generated $600 million in revenue in 2020.

Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent in April

By: - May 20, 2022

Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s April 2022 unemployment rate is 2.1 percentage points below its April 2021 unemployment rate. 

Waxman wins Democratic primary for Philadelphia’s 182nd House District seat

By: - May 18, 2022

In the race to fill his seat, Sims endorsed Alvarez, director of community engagement for World Healthcare Infrastructures and the LGBTQ care coordinator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

State Rep. Carrie DelRosso wins GOP Lt. Gov. race

By: - May 18, 2022

She will run on the same ticket with Mastriano in the November general election against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro, and his running mate, Austin Davis.

State Rep. Austin Davis wins Democratic nod for Lt. Gov.

By: - May 17, 2022

Davis beat out fellow state Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, and Montgomery County banker and insurance agent Ray Sosa, taking 66.22 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. 

What Americans are saying about their financial health | The Numbers Racket

By: - May 16, 2022

Forty-nine percent of respondents said they are prepared for a financial emergency, compared to 30 percent who said they were not prepared. Another 21 percent of respondents said they didn’t know if they were prepared for a financial emergency or not. 

Election Day is May 17. Here’s a look at who’s running for U.S. Senate, Lt. Gov. in Pa.

By: and - May 15, 2022

With GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey retiring from public office, Democrats see this as one of the few chances to gain a seat and build on what’s now a narrow majority in the upper chamber.

State officials report more than 910k requests for mail-in, absentee ballots | Five for the Weekend

By: - May 14, 2022

State election officials are reminding voter who voted or plan to vote via mail-in ballot, to return ballots to their county board of elections as soon as possible.

Hart ends gubernatorial bid, endorses Barletta in GOP primary

By: - May 13, 2022

Melissa Hart, a former state senator and GOP gubernatorial candidate, announced at a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday that she would suspend her campaign and Barletta, a former member of congress and the elected mayor of Hazleton in Luzerne County

Changes to Pa. Minimum Wage Act, modernizing rules for tipped workers, to take effect in August

By: - May 11, 2022

The final-form regulations, unanimously approved by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission in late March and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on May 7, make several key changes to the 1968 Minimum Wage Act  regarding tipped workers, including aligning state law with federal regulations on tip credits and tip pooling. 

State, local officials highlight addiction prevention efforts across Pa.

By: - May 9, 2022

One of those leaders is Kristen Varner, administrator of Dauphin County Drug and Alcohol Services. Varner said that her own success in long-term recovery from substance use disorder is largely due to “protective factors,” such as a continuous support from a “loving environment.”

Consumers could see a 6 to 45 percent increase in electricity costs this summer, PUC warns

By: - May 9, 2022

Consumers who stick with their default provider “will see sharp increases in energy costs as summer approaches ranging between 6% and 45% depending on their electric utility,” the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission warned in a recent statement.