Jennifer Brooks

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

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Minnesota property-tax savings are less of sure thing in 2014

New state info shows what increases are in the works.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:34 PM

Food stamp demand rises in Minnesota as budget shrinks

Republicans, concerned that the program has become far too expansive, are pushing for $40 billion in cuts to SNAP.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 10:11 PM

In graveyards of state hospitals, names are replacing numbers

13,000 died at state hospitals and were buried with a number. Now, the graves are getting names.

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 09:57 AM

Oct. 18: Minn. will have seats at the table for farm bill talks

3 state Democrats joined a panel that will try to resolve a food-stamp logjam. If no deal can be struck,...

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 09:16 PM

MNsure grant recipient once threatened Wisconsin deputy with shotgun

Bruce Lyon-Dugin heads one of 30 “trusted community organizations” set to split $4 million in MNsure grants.

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 03:23 PM

Minnesota officials scramble to head off ‘bad things’

The longer the federal shutdown lasts, the more Minnesotans could feel the pain.When Washington shut down, it shut off millions...

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 10:11 PM

Emmer’s Internet ad could prove troublesome

Congressional candidate Tom Emmer appeared in a construction company’s video ad. He might have run afoul of election laws.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 09:57 PM

MNsure health insurance rates will be lowest in nation

Minnesota exchange officials say they’ll start enrolling people in plans as scheduled next week.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 06:40 AM

Lawmakers scrutinize MNsure ahead of Oct. 1 launch of health exchange

Recent glitches and errors in the state’s new health insurance marketplace prompted a hasty meeting of the Legislature’s MNsure Oversight...

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 10:58 AM

Minnesotans face higher taxes with gap between state, federal codes

Many Minnesotans will be pinched next year because the Legislature failed to keep up with tweaks to federal code. Brenda Scandin, above, will owe state taxes on the $300,000 or so in mortgage debt that her bank forgave

Updated: September 23, 2013, - 04:41 PM

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