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

Secretary of State Ritchie departing, setting off job scrum

Secretary of state was in the eye of multiple political storms during his eight-year tenure.

Updated: June 04, 2013, - 10:48 PM

In calling it quits, Bachmann calls her future 'limitless'

In surprise announcement, Republican says she won’t run for fifth term in Congress.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 11:47 PM

Republican McFadden will challenge Sen. Al Franken

Republican Mike McFadden, an executive at the Lazard finance firm, announced Wednesday that he would run against U.S. Sen. Al...

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 09:12 PM

End of Legislative session means it's campaign time for politicians

Exhausted DFL and Republican legislators quickly turned their attention to voters around the state.

Updated: May 26, 2013, - 07:01 AM

$2 billion tax plan wins final approval on deadline at Capitol

With five minutes in the 2013 legislative session to spare before the midnight deadline, the Senate voted 36-30 to pass a $2.1 billion tax bill that ushers in higher taxes on the wealthy and smokers.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 01:19 PM

Minnesota: Prepare to vote on lawmaker pay

The Legislature voted to place a constitutional amendment before voters in 2016 proposing to shift power over pay to a...

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 10:08 PM

Union debate grips Capitol; budget measures squeaking by

The Minnesota Senate granted final passage to a $15.7 billion education funding bill that will give most parents access to free, all-day kindergarten beginning next year.

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 05:17 AM

Minnesota minimum wage hits roadblock in Legislature

Once a top priority, a hike in the minimum wage is falling off the agenda as DFL House and Senate...

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 10:00 PM

In the Minnesota House, who pushed that voting button?

Technically against the rules but allowed under long-standing practice, Minnesota House members are casting votes for their absent colleagues.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 10:48 PM

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