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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.

Better know a voting machine: Dept. of State rolls out new website to help 2020 voters

By: - February 26, 2020

To get the commonwealth ready for the changes, the Department of State has launched a webpage called “Ready to Vote” to help Pennsylvanians identify what method their county has chosen and how the process works. 

‘Chaotic and impulsive’: In new ad blitz, Dem super PAC goes on the offensive against Trump in Pa.

By: - February 25, 2020

Priorities USA said it’s already reserved $70 million for television and digital advertising in the 2020 campaign. Pennsylvania is at the heart of the push.

What are supplemental appropriations? The Pa. budget battle you’re not hearing about 

By: - February 24, 2020

The appropriations “have become structural,” Rep. Matt Bradford, of Montgomery County, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, told the Capital-Star. 

‘Shame on us’ Labor & Industry secretary says of Pa.’s stalled minimum wage

By: - February 20, 2020

The two Wolf administration officials made the case for a wage hike during the agency’s annual budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee. They told the Repulican-controlled panel that the Legislature’s lack of movement on the issue has been “frustrating.”

White supremacy propaganda in 2019| The Numbers Racket

By: - February 17, 2020

Year-over-year, 2019 saw an increase in propaganda distribution by these groups with 2,713 cases of distribution reported. A doubling of activity from 2018 when the number was 1, 214. 

A look at homelessness in the Keystone State, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket

By: - February 13, 2020

It’s difficult to get an accurate count of the nation’s homeless population because of its  transitory nature. But thanks to data compiled by the Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, we have a detailed estimate of what the issue looks like. 

‘We have to fix this’ Sens. Casey, Collins hear rural home healthcare concerns

By: - February 12, 2020

The home health care system in rural America needs a facelift. This was the consensus of both lawmakers and a panel of witnesses who testified Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick meets with Parkland families, Trump on school safety measures

By: - February 11, 2020

It’s been a little more than two years since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., that claimed the lives of 17 people. With years now rolling by, legislators and families are still pressing to find a consensus and solution to safer schools. 

Appeals court upholds Philly’s ban on salary history questions

By: - February 6, 2020

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruled that the city could reinstate its ban on employers asking job applicants about their salary history. 

What would a fair service for state police services look like? | The Numbers Racket

By: - February 6, 2020

At Tuesday’s budget address, and for the third time during his administration, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a fair-service fee for local governments who are covered by the Pennsylvania State Police. 

‘Viva la Republica Dominicana!’ Capitol celebrates Dominican Independence

By: - February 5, 2020

Attendees waved Dominican flags, sporting the flag's colors in their festive wardrobe and danced in recognition of the day. 

Five Big Takeaways from Gov. Tom Wolf’s 6th budget address

By: - February 4, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf had a few surprises in his more than $36 billion budget proposal announced Tuesday at the Capital for the fiscal year beginning July 1.