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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. sees a revenue boost in 2020 year-end collections | The Numbers Racket

By: - January 11, 2021

Pennsylvania collected $3.7 billion in general fund revenue last month, 14.5 percent higher than anticipated, according to Pennsylvania Department of Revenue data. 

It’s a very different Farm Show week | Five for the Weekend

By: - January 9, 2021

Saturday, Jan,. 9 kicks off the first-ever virtual farm show in the exposition's 105-year history.

How Pa.’s congressional delegation voted on objections to electoral vote count

By: - January 7, 2021

Due to violence in the nation’s capital Wednesday, Congress was delayed into the early hours of Thursday morning when it ultimately affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory 306-232. 

Wolf: Pa. National Guard will assist in securing D.C. through Inauguration Day

By: - January 7, 2021

Following a day of unrest and violence in the nation’s capital, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that the Pennsylvania National Guard would be deployed in D.C. now through Jan. 20 for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Approximately 1,000 of Pennsylvania’s 19,000 National Guard members “have been activated to support the District of Columbia and […]

U.S. Capitol violence: Gov. Tom Wolf, Pa. state lawmakers speak out

By: - January 6, 2021

This breaking story will be updated.  Gov. Tom Wolf: Today, President Trump's supporters attempted a coup. This was the direct result of a deliberate disinformation campaign by Republicans from the President down to legislators in Pennsylvania. — Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 6, 2021 8 of the 9 Republican members of Congress from PA lied […]

Violence at the U.S Capitol: Public statements from Pa.’s Congressional delegation: What we know so far

By: - January 6, 2021

Lawmakers were evacuated from the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as protesters massed outside the building during the counting of electoral votes. This is what Pennsylvania’s lawmakers have tweeted from Washington D.C. and what we know so far. U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D) and Pat Toomey (R)  Have spoken with people in @SenBobCasey‘s and @SenToomey‘s office: Both […]

ICYMI: Here are the Pa. House’s Committee chairs and ranking members for the new session

By: - January 6, 2021

But shouting matches in the state Senate quickly stole the spotlight from the individuals selected to these important posts. 

Where’s the count? An update on the status of the 2020 Census

By: - January 5, 2021

Since the 2020 Census count ended in mid-October, the U.S. Census Bureau has been working to process the data it collected. That’s a trying endeavor during a pandemic and in the midst of a presidential election year.  The bureau, which usually sticks to a timeline for collecting, processing and presenting the data, said late last […]

Survey: More Americans say they will get COVID-19 vaccine | The Numbers Racket

By: - January 4, 2021

A survey by the Pew Research Center found that 60 percent of Americans said they would definitely or probably get the vaccine today if it were available to them. 

Charitable giving jumps in 2020 | The Numbers Racket

By: - December 28, 2020

A report conducted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, shows that charitable giving increased by 7.5 percent in the first half of 2020. 

Year in Review: Your Top 10 most-read stories of 2020

By: - December 28, 2020

The stories listed here were the most viewed stories on our site, according to Google Analytics. 

PUC moves forward on diversity reporting, advocates say there’s more work to be done

By: - December 26, 2020

If also endorsed by the state Attorney General’s Office and several other state agencies, utilities such as those providing electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications services will be mandated to report their diversity programs and efforts internally.