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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. businesses receive extended deadline on state corporate taxes

By: - April 22, 2021

On Thursday, Wolf signed HB 766, sponsored by state Rep. Keith Greiner, R-Lancaster. The legislation changes the commonwealth’s corporate tax deadline. It also allows state agencies such as the Department of Revenue and the Department of Community and Economic Development to work with local governments to extend filing and payment deadlines. 

Here’s how Pa. politicians reacted to the Chauvin trial verdict

By: - April 20, 2021

This developing story will be updated.  Here’s how Pennsylvania’s state and federal elected officials reacted to the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin who was found guilty on three counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Gov. Tom Wolf: “George Floyd’s murder was a tragedy. Sadly, […]

REPORT: These states export the most energy | The Numbers Racket

By: - April 19, 2021

A report from Commodity.com, a commodity trading and investment company, shows just how much energy production has changed across the country and which states now dominate the sector. 

Looking to better days ahead | Five for the Weekend

By: - April 17, 2021

On Friday, in a stranger-than-fiction family event, my grandma and I both received the first doses of our COVID-19 vaccines.

Black Maternal Health Week highlights dangers, inequities for pregnant persons

By: - April 17, 2021

The 4th annual week-long initiative is dedicated to awareness, activism and deepening the conversation around maternal mortality in Black Americans, who are 2-3 times more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts, according to Centers for Disease Control data.

Pa. extends Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause after Pa. woman, five others experience blood clots

By: - April 15, 2021

The halt was first announced Tuesday, after federal health officials recommended states stop administering the vaccine until the Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration could review six reports of blood clots in vaccine recipients, all of whom identified as women.

All Pennsylvanians eligible for COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 13

By: - April 12, 2021

The announcement that COVID-19 vaccines would be available to the general public beginning April 13 is about a week ahead of the timetable issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health on March 31. 

Here’s what your tax dollar buys you in every state. How does Pa. stack up? | The Numbers Racket

By: - April 12, 2021

While filing may not be due yet, WalletHub, a personal finance website, broke down the best and worst taxpayer return on investment (ROI) across each state in its latest report. 

A risky wager? What supporters and opponents are saying about Wolf’s Nellie Bly scholarship proposal

By: - April 11, 2021

The Wolf administration has touted the plan as a way to boost higher education funding for students in need, and to relieve some of the pressure the commonwealth is feeling from the ongoing “brain drain” crisis and declining enrollment at state-system schools.

Capital-Star Book Club: Readers start on book two | Five for the Weekend

By: - April 10, 2021

For our next read, we are taking a book club member recommendation and reading "Amid Rage," by Joel Burcat.

State officials warn residents as Pa. enters peak wildfire season

By: - April 7, 2021

On Tuesday, officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) cautioned residents who may be taking up outdoor pursuits as the weather warms to beware dry and windy conditions, which could fan embers and campfires into full-blown forest fires. 

Pa. sees record-setting number of firearm background checks

By: - April 6, 2021

In the first quarter of 2021, the state law enforcement officials completed a record-setting 427,450 background checks alone, according to Pennsylvania State Police data.