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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.

‘We’ve given up a lot’: Wolf says laying out plan for May 8 gradual reopening

By: - April 20, 2020

Speaking to journalists Monday, Wolf said his administration will use an “evidence-based,” region by region to approach the reopening.

March unemployment data shows COVID-19 impact in Pa. | The Numbers Racket

By: - April 20, 2020

The department’s data noted March numbers don’t show the entire picture since COVID-related closures did not affect the week from March 8 - 14. 

‘You’re putting yourselves at risk’ Levine tells protesters planning event at the Capitol next week

By: - April 16, 2020

As of midday Thursday, Pennsylvania saw 1,245 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 27,735 in all 67 counties, with 707 confirmed fatalities. 

Advocates ask lawmakers ‘to act quickly, act now’ on surprise medical bill legislation

By: - April 15, 2020

Hosted by Pennsylvania Health Access Network, advocates offered their “enthusiasm” for the consumer protections in a plan now before the state House that would eliminate surprise medical bills for Pensylvanians. The bill, HB1862, sponsored by Rep. Tina Prickett, R-Bradford, has passed committee and is awaiting a floor vote. 

Pa. general fund revenue fell slightly in March. Here’s what that means | The Numbers Racket

By: - April 13, 2020

While the closing  of non-essential businesses across the state no doubt had an impact on the General Fund’s collections for March, it’s not the sole reason for the slight decline, state officials say. 

How you can help in this time of need | Five for Your Weekend

By: - April 11, 2020

Pennsylvania's First Lady Frances Wolf, shared some tips for volunteering and ways to connect with organizations in need.

COVID-19 cases climb even as curve shows signs of change, Levine says

By: - April 9, 2020

Despite the continued increase in cases, state health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said that the social distancing and other mitigation efforts have had an impact on the number of cases throughout Pennsylvania. 

Zoom hackers target auditor general candidates with racial, misogynistic slurs and threats

By: - April 8, 2020

Democratic hopeful and Bangladesh-native Nina Ahmad, of Philadelphia, said she was the subject of two such attacks, one of which involved two more female candidates for the seat.

‘Be Patient,’ central Pa. food suppliers, retailers tell consumers frustrated by empty shelves

By: - April 8, 2020

Karns and other central Pennsylvania food suppliers urged patience as supply chains stabilize after weeks of uncertainty, and precautions are taken to promote health and safety. 

Help wanted: First Lady Frances Wolf says volunteerism is ‘essential’ in COVID-19 fight

By: - April 7, 2020

On Tuesday, First Lady Frances Wolf said that volunteering with these organizations was a great way to help local communities and get out of the house, provided the proper safety precautions are taken. 

DelCo House hopeful: People have ‘asked me how dare I be a Black woman and be a Republican?’ | 2020 Women Speak Up

By: - April 7, 2020

This week, we chat with Ruth Moton, a Republican running for state House in the Delaware County-based 159th District. Moton unsuccessfully challenged Democratic incumbent Rep. Brian Kirkland for the seat in 2018. 

The partisan divide over climate change is as deep as ever, poll finds | The Numbers Racket

By: - April 6, 2020

A February study by the Pew Research Center found that a growing number of Americans share concerns over climate change.  Over the last four years, the percentage of Americans who think climate change should be a top priority rose from 38 percent to 52 percent, the study found.  However, it also concluded that a large […]