Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

March 7: Minnesota Senate signs off on sweeping health care exchanges

The new Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange, an online marketplace where one out every five Minnesotans could shop for health insurance next year, passed on a vote of 37-28 after a tense 12-hour debate.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 05:21 PM

$6 billion makeover of Rochester and Mayo underway

The Destination Medical Center board met for first time, kicking off a decades-long revitalization of Rochester and the Mayo Clinic.

Updated: August 09, 2013, - 11:32 PM

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

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