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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 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.

Workforce recommendations will be a key part of budget proposal, Wolf says

By: - January 27, 2020

Wolf presented the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center’s report on Pennsylvania’s workforce. The Command Center, which was created last February, made 42 recommendations and outlined five barriers to employment.   

Harrisburg’s new monument a testament to 15th and 19th amendment and the old 8th Ward

By: - January 27, 2020

The new monument will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 15th amendment and the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted the right to vote, respectively to African Americans and women.

‘I want to let the evidence do the talking,’ Pa. Sen. Bob Casey says as Trump impeachment rolls into third day

By: - January 23, 2020

Speaking to home state reporters, the Scranton lawmaker said that he and his colleagues were listening attentively as House impeachment managers made their arguments that stretched over eight hours on Wednesday. “It’s our obligation to sit and to listen,” Casey said.

How the 2020 census could impact Pa.’s redistricting efforts

By: - January 23, 2020

The answer, redistricting reform advocates say, is in the accuracy of the count.

Pa. Republican Rep Cris Dush joins race for Auditor General

By: - January 22, 2020

On Tuesday, the Jefferson County lawmaker became the third Republican, and eight candidate overall, to jump into the 2020 race for Pennsylvania auditor general.

Philadelphia: the reigning champ of MLK day in Pa. | The Numbers Racket

By: - January 20, 2020

The holiday that falls on the third Monday in January was first celebrated on Jan. 20, 1986 after King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, and musician Stevie Wonder petitioned more than 6 million people to get then-President Ronald Reagan to sign off (signed in 1983) on making MLK day a federal holiday.

Cocaine, marijuana and heroin topped fourth quarter drug seizures | The Numbers Racket

By: - January 16, 2020

This week, The Pennsylvania State Police released their drug seizure totals for the fourth quarter of 2019.  The numbers included the confiscation of illegal drugs from highways and communities across the state. Check out this week’s Number’s Racket:

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney endorses Pittsburgh’s Michael Lamb as Auditor General race heats up

By: - January 15, 2020

The race for Pennsylvania’s Auditor General seat ramped up Wednesday with two-term Philadelphia’s two-term Democratic mayor, Jim Kenney, endorsing western Pennsylvania’s Michael Lamb for the row office position.

Dept. of Banking and Securities aims to boost financial literacy, savings for Pa. women

By: - January 15, 2020

“Through strategic partnerships, the goal of ‘Investing in Women’ is to evaluate investment habits, stereotypes and obstacles for women and reduce the gender gap through education, awareness and research,” Wiessmann said during a Capitol news conference, where she was joined by lawmakers and a prominent advocate. 

Here’s what’s at stake for Pa. in the 2020 Census: School funding, road repairs and more

By: - January 15, 2020

Through the U.S. Census count, Pennsylvania receives $26.8 billion annually for federally funded programs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. That amounts to about $2,000 per-Pennsylvanian, per-year. 

‘Everyone counts:’ Rally kicks off Pa’s 2020 census push

By: - January 13, 2020

Second lady Gisele Fetterman and state agency heads gathered in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday to make sure that everyone is included in the upcoming census count. 

Cropland in the commonwealth: Here’s what’s growing across the state |The Numbers Racket Returns

By: - January 9, 2020

Pennsylvania had nearly 4 million acres of harvested cropland as of 2017. Who knew?