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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 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.

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?

Pa’s Toomey, Casey sharply split on Trump’s Iran strategy

By: and - January 8, 2020

In back-to-back conference calls on Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s two United States senators, Democrat Bob Casey and Republican Pat Toomey, provided ample evidence of the growing partisan divide on Capitol Hill over escalating tensions with Iran.

Veteran Democratic Rep. Scott Conklin joins the race for Pa. Auditor General

By: - January 7, 2020

A veteran state House member from Centre County says he’s jumping into the increasingly crowded field of candidates running for Pennsylvania’s Office of the Auditor General.

Farm show season highlights issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture

By: - January 7, 2020

Farm show season is the perfect time to talk about issues currently facing the state’s diverse agricultural industry.

Former Bucks County U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick dead at 56

By: - January 6, 2020

Former U.S. Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and brother of U.S.Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick has died at age 56, according to the Bucks County Republican Party. 

Pa.’s Toomey, eight GOP U.S. House lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

By: - January 5, 2020

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., along with eight of Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. House members, joined with 38 senators and 168 House members, in an amicus brief calling on the high court to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. 

The 2020 Census is coming: What it is, how it works

By: - January 1, 2020

In less than 100 days the 2020 Census will survey Americans across the country, attempting to take a snapshot of America through a statistical lens.

Associate Editor’s picks: 5 health care stories to know from 2019

By: - December 31, 2019

From marijuana town halls to abortion bans, here are my picks for the top 5 healthcare stories to know from 2019.