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 has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She 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. Follow her on Twitter: @Wordsby_CassieM.
GOP Rep. Mark Keller to retire, brings 2020 retirement total to eight
By: Cassie Miller - December 27, 2019
Keller, who’s represented the Perry County-based 86th District since 2006, is the eighth state lawmaker, to announce their retirement this winter.
Pa. sees record job growth in November, but not all of Pa. is sharing the wealth, data shows
By: Cassie Miller - December 20, 2019
Despite adding nearly 10,000 new jobs – a new record for job growth in the state - Pennsylvania is still wrestling with an unemployment rate that is higher than the national average, according to data released Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
Advocates, patients ask Legislature to ‘fix’ Pa.’s medical marijuana program
By: Cassie Miller - December 18, 2019
During a Capitol rally Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley chapter of Norml, a national organization for the reform of marijuana laws, also called on lawmakers to take marijuana off the state’s list of banned substances, a move that it said would ease anxieties for medical cannabis users.
State oversight panel greenlights Wolf’s methane regulations
By: Cassie Miller - December 17, 2019
A state environmental oversight panel has given its approval to the Wolf administration’s efforts to contain methane emissions from oil and natural gas exploration.
‘We can do better’ Wolf’s Council on Reform finds
By: Cassie Miller - December 16, 2019
Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday provided the first progress report on the administration’s ongoing efforts to protect Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents. The council found that the Commonwealth could improve in two key areas: empowering the workforce and creating access to those who need services. “The goal is to ensure that every human being is treated […]
7 years and 180 school shootings later, anti-gun violence advocates honor Sandy Hook victims
By: Cassie Miller - December 13, 2019
“We stand together and commit to making a difference,” said local MOM’s Demand Action leader Shanna Danielson.
In Hershey, Trump, Pence ask Pa. for ‘4 more years’ as Dems move forward on impeachment
By: Cassie Miller - December 10, 2019
A defiant President Donald Trump rallied the faithful in a critical swing state on Tuesday, even as the majority-Democrat U.S. House pushes ahead with an inquiry that could end with him being just the fourth president in American history to be impeached.
Pa.’s Toomey, Shapiro and others set their sights on 2022 elections and the governorship
By: Cassie Miller - December 10, 2019
While the rest of the nation is ramping up for the 2020 presidential election, politicians in the Keystone State have their eyes set beyond 2020 – to 2022 and the governorship.
Capitol Commemorates 78th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack
By: Cassie Miller - December 6, 2019
On Friday, the Capitol paid tribute to the Pennsylvania survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941.
Fraud, transparency and sexual harassment under review as AG DePasquale announces Revenue Dept./Pa. Lottery audit
By: Cassie Miller - December 4, 2019
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced plans to audit the Department of Revenue and the Lottery.
‘Enough is enough,’ Pa. Human Services’ secretary says of White House’s planned food stamps cuts
By: Cassie Miller - December 3, 2019
A Trump administration plan to change eligibility requirements to a program allowing food stamp recipients to use a portion of their benefits to pay their utility bills is “cruel and mean-spirited,” Pennsylvania Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller said Tuesday.