Rachel Stassen-Berger

Reporter | State politics
Phone: 651-925-5046
Rachel E. Stassen-Berger covers state government and politics at the State Capitol in St. Paul.


Recent content from Rachel Stassen-Berger

Minimum-wage bill heads to Dayton

Passed by the House, the measure to increase the state’s pay floor to $9.50 an hour by 2016 will be signed Monday.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 04:37 AM

Legislative immunity debate gets House vote

The House supports a bill making it clear lawmakers can be arrested on suspicion of DWI during their session.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 10:04 PM

Minnesota's minimum wage is going to $9.50 an hour by 2016

Minnesota’s minimum wage is set to jump from one of the lowest in the nation to one of the highest, promising a better standard of living for more than 350,000 workers but raising bottom-line concerns for some business owners.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:55 PM

Dayton signs anti-bullying bill

The law requires school districts to track and investigate cases of bullying and to better train staffers and teachers on how to prevent it.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 05:42 AM

Minnesota's limits on campaign donations to be challenged

Lawsuit contends “first come, first served” law violates free speech.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 09:23 PM

Minnesota legislators cut deal to boost minimum wage to $9.50

Details of the agreement are expected to be released by House and Senate leaders Monday morning, but two sources with the knowledge of the deal said Sunday that the minimum wage would rise to $9.50 an hour and future increases would be linked to increases in inflation.

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 05:45 AM

Minn. mega-donors expect more calls after court alters campaign laws

An individual can now give millions to candidates for federal office.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 08:53 PM

GOP hopefuls stake out claims to challenge Franken

Few differences distinguished the seven candidates represented in the St. Louis Park forum.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 09:17 AM

Minnesota budget plans firmed up in the House and Senate

The House will likely pass a budget measure on Thursday; the Senate will follow with its own soon afterward.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 07:26 PM

Gov. Dayton adds his voice to push for campaign cash disclosure

The governor’s backing makes it more likely that starting with this year’s elections, Minnesotans would be able to track the sources of all politically tinged mailings and ads that come out before Election Day.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 05:41 AM

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