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

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

Dayton lobbies legislators for same-sex marriage

Pressure comes ahead of House and Senate votes, expected soon.

Updated: May 01, 2013, - 08:56 PM

Gov. Mark Dayton says forum crowd in Shakopee was ‘juvenile’

“I’ve been all over the state and I’ve never had people behave this rudely,” he said.

Updated: May 01, 2013, - 05:42 AM

Next goal for Minnesota insurance exchange: Awareness

The state is moving ahead with online insurance marketplace and a campaign to spread the word.

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 09:22 PM

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