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

Dayton has doubts about moves to restrict e-cigarettes

He backs rules to limit kids’ access, but thinks smokers may have faced enough sanctions already.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 05:40 AM

Minnesotans: Wait until April 3 to file if eligible for new tax breaks

If you will benefit from Minnesota’s just-signed law, you’re urged to wait until April 3 to file your return.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 10:05 PM

Hot Dish Express: Get taxes right the first time or fix them later?

The House, the Senate and Gov. Mark Dayton this year are undoing some tax changes they made last year and...

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 02:13 PM

Gay-marriage backers, Philip Morris added to Minn.'s $1M lobbying list

Groups interested in gay marriage, tobacco issues joined business interests, teachers union as biggest state spenders.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will seek a 13th term

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson put the rumors of his retirement to rest, saying: “There’s a lot of work to be...

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 08:32 AM

Politics Hotdish: DFL House and DFL Senate's 'great relationship' doesn't look so great right now

In the Minnesota Legislature this year, great relationships are not so great.“We have a great relationship with the Senate. Don’t...

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 06:21 PM

Minnesota's minority councils criticized by legislative auditor

Minnesota’s legislative auditor on Friday delivered a harsh report on the state’s four minority councils, finding little sign that they...

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 10:01 PM

Minn. lawmaker Pat Garofalo's NBA tweet called racist

“Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in street crime,” Rep. Pat Garofalo typed in his message on the social media site.

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 06:25 AM

Minimum wage negotiations stall at Minnesota Legislature

Legislative negotiators won’t meet again until next week after discussions stalled over inflation issue.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 09:06 PM

Minnesota minimum wage talks break down

Plans to include an automatic inflation adjustment in the bill divide DFL leaders in the House and Senate.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 11:06 PM

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