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

Franken not surprised by NSA revelations

Franken says the program has safeguards in place, but some information must be kept from the public.

Updated: June 10, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Court order allows some Brodkorb case matters to be kept confidential

Aspects of his suit against state Senate may be kept from public scrutiny, magistrate judge ruled.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 09:40 PM

Tom Emmer first to jump into newly open Sixth District race

Emmer’s return to electoral politics a week after Bachmann said she would not run for re-election brings new energy to a conservative district Republicans had feared they would lose.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 11:07 PM

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

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