Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

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

GOP state Sen. David Hann rules out run for governor

State Senate minority leader says his job “deserves my full attention.” Four other Republicans are in race, with more expected.

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 12:25 PM

Dayton declares state of emergency in storm-battered counties

June storms caused widespread damage, flash flooding in more than two dozen Minnesota counties.

Updated: July 03, 2013, - 08:28 PM

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