Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

In calling it quits, Bachmann calls her future 'limitless'

In surprise announcement, Republican says she won’t run for fifth term in Congress.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 11:47 PM

Rochester, Mayo Clinic celebrate $585 million windfall from the state

Minnesota came up with the money — more than half a billion dollars — and now Mayo Clinic is keeping its part of the bargain. It won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 11:37 PM

$2 billion tax plan wins final approval on deadline at Capitol

With five minutes in the 2013 legislative session to spare before the midnight deadline, the Senate voted 36-30 to pass a $2.1 billion tax bill that ushers in higher taxes on the wealthy and smokers.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 01:19 PM

Union debate grips Capitol; budget measures squeaking by

The Minnesota Senate granted final passage to a $15.7 billion education funding bill that will give most parents access to free, all-day kindergarten beginning next year.

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 05:17 AM

Jubilant Minnesota couples make wedding plans

Jubilant gay, lesbian couples make wedding plans.

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 11:56 PM

Minnesota budget deal: Tax hikes on high earners, tobacco

Revenue increases would boost school spending and fund a property tax relief plan. GOP responded with scorn.

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 08:20 AM

Minnesota medical marijuana supporters push for legalization

It won’t happen this session, but bipartisan effort looks to the next.

Updated: May 03, 2013, - 06:15 AM

To bond or not to bond? Communities await news

Millions of dollars’ worth of local infrastructure projects await Legislature’s vote on bonding bill.

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 12:28 PM

It takes 2 votes, but Minnesota Senate approves $1.8B tax bill

The DFL-led proposal would lower the sales tax rate to 6 percent from 6.875. But the state would broaden the sales tax to include a first-ever tax on clothing, auto repair, dating services and haircuts.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 10:25 PM

House wraps $338 million for Mayo Clinic into tax proposal

The $2.6 billion tax measurem approved on a 69-64 vote, raises taxes on smokers and drinkers to balance the budget. The Senate continues to debate a significantly different tax plan.

Updated: April 25, 2013, - 06:24 AM

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