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

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

Minnesota Poll: Majority supports raising state minumum wage

But Minnesotans are divided on how high to go, $7.50 an hour vs. $9.50.

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 11:29 PM

Dayton drops much-criticized business tax plan

Fierce opposition – even within DFL – forced governor to retreat.

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 12:02 AM

Issue of gun background checks divides Minnesota Legislature

Minnesota Democrats are split on whether to seek universal background checks. A counterproposal is being called too weak.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 11:20 PM

Organized labor agenda gains steam with turn in Capitol politics

With a new DFL-led Legislature, unions are pushing their agenda, starting with child care. Monday they turned out at the Capitol in support of measures that would help unionize thousands of child-care and home health-care workers.

Updated: March 05, 2013, - 10:51 AM

Two-year budget forecast cuts Minnesota deficit by
 43 percent

Two-year projection shrinks to $627M. GOP says Dayton should back off on tax hikes.

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 02:39 PM

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