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 starts year with $1.3M cushion and no clear challenger

Though no clear challenger has emerged for his 2014 re-election bid, the state GOP expects to land a "very high-quality" challenger.

Updated: January 31, 2013, - 10:38 PM

Dayton girds for backlash on tax plan

When he ran for governor, he opposed expanding the sales tax. The governor has started a battle that will define his political career

Updated: January 25, 2013, - 06:44 AM

Dayton's budget plan: Widen sales tax, increase top income rate

High-wage earners would pay $1 billion more in income taxes, all Minnesotans would pay sales tax on pricier clothing and homeowners would see $500 yearly rebates under Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal.

Updated: January 23, 2013, - 05:40 AM

Bill would make Minnesota felons’ gun rights hard to restore

Violent offenders would have harder time regaining gun rights.

Updated: January 18, 2013, - 05:43 AM

Senate pay produces howls of GOP outrage

Just two days into a new legislative session, bipartisanship took a hit as the Senate DFL majority voted to cut the pay of some Republican staffers.

Updated: January 10, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Norm Coleman: Senate, no. Governorship, maybe

The Republican answered indirectly when asked about a possible gubernatorial run.

Updated: January 09, 2013, - 09:42 PM

Minn. Legislature may face tougher rules on financial disclosure

Minnesota rates a D+ for the level of information shared by its legislators.

Updated: January 09, 2013, - 05:50 AM

Democrats in legislative control, but they're not in lockstep

As DFL takes control at Capitol today, party foresees "productive" friction.

Updated: January 08, 2013, - 06:26 AM

Women step up to get conservative women elected

The 3-year-old group focuses on getting fiscal conservatives elected - and there's no litmus test on social issues.

Updated: January 05, 2013, - 09:58 PM

Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson's retirement approaches

Justice Paul Anderson, first appointed in 1994 by Gov. Arne Carlson, will reach mandatory retirement age this year.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 11:16 PM

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