Jennifer Brooks

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

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Minnesota Senate to vote today on Health Insurance Exchange

State has already spent millions to prime the online marketplace.

Updated: March 12, 2013, - 07:30 AM

Expand beer and wine to more U arenas, legislator says

Not so fast, say university officials. “We do have a couple of concerns,” said university lobbyist Todd Iverson. The university, he said, would like to wait to study how alcohol affects the games at the stadium before expanding to other venues.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 01:27 PM

Minnesota House approves creating health insurance exchange

Supporters of the health-care system say it will lower prices through competition. Foes say it could be a $60 million...

Updated: March 05, 2013, - 10:24 AM

House gun-control bill focuses on background checks

However, the bill deliberately ignored assault-weapons bans and ammunition clip sizes. One foe said it makes no difference. It’s DOA.

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 10:59 PM

Rochester ponders $6 billion Mayo expansion

The world-renowned clinic has a grand plan – requiring $585 million from the state, to make its city a destination.

Updated: February 24, 2013, - 02:09 PM

Medicaid expansion passes Senate, goes to Dayton

Health care coverage would begin in January for tens of thousands as state opts in to subsidized federal plan.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 09:05 PM

House passes bill to move thousands of Minnesotans onto Medicaid

The House passed a bill to move thousands of adults onto Medicaid, saving the state millions.

Updated: February 11, 2013, - 11:28 PM

Gov. Dayton delivers up a broadside on state budget

He used his State of the State address to tell his critics to get constructive or get out of the way.

Updated: February 07, 2013, - 09:11 AM

Sunday liquor sales debate on tap again in Minnesota Legislature

Backers are persistent, if not especially effective in rallying votes.

Updated: February 04, 2013, - 10:00 PM

Keeping patients healthy will pay under new Medicaid model

State to test new Medicaid payment model for doctors.

Updated: February 01, 2013, - 08:32 PM

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