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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.

NEPA lawmaker to introduce equal pay legislation

By: - November 14, 2022

The legislation sponsored by state Rep. Karen Boback, R-Luzerne, is similar to a bill introduced during the 2019-2020 legislative session by former state Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Philadelphia, which never made it out of the House Labor & Industry Committee. 

Outdoor recreation industry added $13.6B to Pa. economy in 2021 | Five for the Weekend

By: - November 12, 2022

A report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that outdoor recreation contributed $13.64 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy, including 152,000 jobs, and 1.6 percent of the commonwealth’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Democrat Summer Lee winner of PA-12; becomes Pa’s first Black woman member of Congress

By: - November 9, 2022

Western Pennsylvania Democratic state Rep. Summer Lee won the race for the commonwealth’s 12th Congressional District on Tuesday night. Republican opponent Mike Doyle conceded the race to Lee around 11:40 p.m. Lee received 55.74 percent of the vote, according to unofficial tallies.  If elected to Congress, Lee has previously said that she would support a […]

Dem group encouraged by election results so far: ‘What a miscalculation to underestimate women voters’

By: - November 9, 2022

When a draft of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked in May, Gholar said it “mobilized” women who wanted to run for office, and those who wanted to help candidates championing reproductive rights. 

‘Eyes of the nation are on the Keystone State tonight,’ Chapman says

By: - November 8, 2022

Just 11 counties have responded to Chapman’s Saturday request that all 67 counties provide a party-by-party count of mail-in ballots with incorrect or missing dates. 

Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman speaks during a voting rights roundtable sponsored by the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday, 10/26/22 (Screen Capture).

Chapman expresses confidence in local election officials ahead of Election Day

By: - November 7, 2022

In a statement issued on Sunday, Gov. Tom Wolf said that voters should have the opportunity to fix minor errors on their ballots. 

Everything you need to know for the general election | Five for the Weekend

By: - November 5, 2022

Our "Election 2022" landing page contains election-related deadlines and coverage to help you prepare for election day.

The Youth Strike for Climate Justice rally marches down Fifth Avenue in Oakland on Wed., Sept. 21, 2022

Environmental groups help voters connect the dots on economic, environmental issues ahead of Election Day

By: - November 3, 2022

To engage with voters, Blume said Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania has been working in “great coordination” with other environmental groups in the commonwealth to educate communities about the candidates on the ballot and the contents of legislation such as the IRA. 

Pro-Israel group renews attack on Summer Lee days ahead of general election

By: - November 2, 2022

United Democracy Project, a political action committee affiliated with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, launched a $78,684-direct mail campaign on Wednesday - just days before the Nov. 8 general election, attacking Lee for her “dangerous views of the U.S.-Israel alliance.”

Six Pa. counties classify as ‘maternal health deserts,’ new report says

By: - November 1, 2022

The report, which uses data from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration found that Cameron, Forest, Greene, Juniata, Sullivan, and Wyoming counties because “there were no hospitals providing obstetric care, no birth centers, no OB/GYN and no certified nurse midwives.”

Annual Pa. home heating assistance program to start accepting applications Nov. 1

By: - October 31, 2022

The Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to help low-income households heat their homes in the winter months. 

Election 2022: Voters’ guides, candidate Q&As, and more | Five for the Weekend

By: - October 29, 2022

Our "Election 2022" landing page contains election-related deadlines and coverage to help you prepare for election day.