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

Minnesota pension funds turn to state for help

Plans to prop up firefighter, police and teacher funds could cost $36 million a year.

Updated: April 03, 2013, - 10:48 AM

Two Democrats plan to run against Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline

One is the founder of the CaringBridge website, the other a former state representative whom Kline defeated last year.

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 11:58 PM

David Lillehaug picked for Minnesota Supreme Court

Prominent DFL attorney David Lillehaug will don the black robe of a Minnesota Supreme Court justice in June, adding a longtime Democratic partisan’s voice to the high court’s Republican-appointed majority.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 10:45 PM

Minnesota lobbying reports show big spending by business groups

New report says teachers union spent second largest amount to lobby legislators.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 11:49 PM

March 1: E-pulltab revenue down $15M in forecast for Vikings stadium plan

Budget projections showed electronic pulltabs have been slow to catch on, but Gov. Dayton vowed to solve the funding problem.

Updated: March 16, 2013, - 10:22 PM

Even with DFL in control, election overhaul needs GOP support

He won’t sign early voting bill, or any election measure, without “broad bipartisan support.”

Updated: March 16, 2013, - 12:23 AM

Dayton's new plan: 'Tax the rich,' leave sales taxes alone

Governor abandons expansion of sales tax, property tax credit.

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 05:34 AM

Big giving by wealthy shaped Minnesota's ’12 campaigns

An analysis of donations found the state’s top 25 individual contributors spent more than $9 million, with nearly $6 million from just three people.

Updated: March 14, 2013, - 11:23 AM

Cleary, Hudson, Lillehaug are finalists for Minnesota Supreme Court

Gov. Mark Dayton will chose among three finalists — two Appeals Court judges and a former U.S. attorney and elections...

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 10:58 AM

Hotdish Politics: Minnesota legislator's remark about "gay lifestyle” causes stir

Minnesota Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen caused an outcry on the House floor Monday when he introduced a visiting friend who he...

Updated: March 11, 2013, - 07:36 PM

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