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

Reporters compete to get budget numbers

Rachel E. Stassen-Berger offers a behind-the-scenes look at how times have changed with fetching state budget forecast numbers.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 11:40 AM

State regulators fine DFL Senate campaign $100,000

The penalty, one of the largest levied, is for breaking a ban on coordination with candidates.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 11:19 PM

Lawmakers probe problems with state campaign finance data

Legislators demand donation records be made accurate and transparent.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 10:58 PM

Jokes pile up deeper than snow in D.C.

A few flurries — even the threat of a few flurries — bring Washington, D.C., to its knees and bring...

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 09:07 PM

Hot Dish Express: GOP moves HQ to Mpls.

The Republican Party of Minnesota is moving its headquarters from the shadow of the Capitol to the Seward neighborhood in...

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 12:20 PM

Pawlenty shakes up staff at financial lobbying group

Changes at Financial Services Roundtable come at 14-month mark of his tenure as CEO.

Updated: December 08, 2013, - 07:02 AM

GOP’s Seifert makes a late leap into crowded governor’s race

The relatively late entry into the contest is a signal that Seifert, a veteran political strategist and tactician, believes the candidates who have been running for months have yet to lock down Republicans’ support.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 11:41 PM

$90 million for new Minnesota Senate building draws fire

Plans for a controversial new Minnesota Senate building that would include a reflecting pool, skylights and a fitness center drew a cool response from Gov. Mark Dayton.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 11:38 PM

Politics of sex offenders have long vexed Minnesota leaders

Former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton now share one ma­jor head­ache: The vexing pol­i­tics of sex...

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 05:01 PM

Dayton and a GOP challenger release tax returns

The governor, an heir to the Dayton department store fortune, paid about $90,000 in state and federal taxes last year.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 08:44 PM

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