Jennifer Brooks

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 651-925-5049
Jennifer Brooks covers politics for the Star Tribune.

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

Dome Alone: Cameras capture intruder scaling the State Capitol

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … some guy sneaking up the side of...

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 10:03 PM

Hotdish Politics: Minnesota has 144 new laws

Minnesota’s marriage law wasn’t the only thing that changed on Aug. 1.An avalanche of new laws went into effect. Same-sex...

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 11:27 PM

Minnesota weddings start a new day for gay marriage

Couples celebrated their new right to wed in midnight ceremonies across the state.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 05:00 PM

Minnesota property taxes could drop for the first time in a decade

Minnesota Department of Revenue projects that property taxes will decline by $121 million in 2014.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 11:26 PM

Dayton names CEOs, political heavyweights to Mayo board

The eight-member board will direct the largest economic development project in state history.

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 10:05 PM

$272 million project to renovate State Capitol clears final hurdle

With Monday’s approval by the preservation commission, crews could start demolition for the years-long project shortly after Labor Day.

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 10:32 AM

July 9: Capitol renovation promises to be 'miserable'

Restoring the 100-year-old icon will displace everyone from tourists to the governor.

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 01:42 PM

Minnesota communities spent $7.8 million on state lobbying in 2012

Annual report from the state auditor shows a dip in local lobbying in St. Paul, compared with 2011.

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 09:05 PM

Wisconsin pushes abortion restrictions

In Minnesota, now surrounded by stricter laws, both sides watch neighboring states.

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 11:34 PM

Community gardens flourishing with an assist from Minnesota taxpayers

The support, given over two years, offers a boost to community gardens around the state. Some lawmakers had raised objections.

Updated: July 07, 2013, - 09:02 PM

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