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

$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

Another hole opens in Vikings stadium funding plan

With six days left, Senate leaders call sports memorabilia tax a no-go.

Updated: May 14, 2013, - 10:47 PM

Senate votes 39-28 to increase Minnesota's minimum wage

No Republicans voted for the $7.75 an hour proposal, which is far short of what the House approved.

Updated: May 08, 2013, - 10:11 PM

Minnesota House votes to raise minimum wage

About 350,000 low-wage workers in the state could see a raise by 2015.

Updated: May 04, 2013, - 01:07 PM

Minnesota House abandons plans to vote on gun legislation this year

“Neither side has been willing to come to an agreement,” Speaker Thissen said as to why expanded background checks and...

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 12:13 AM

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