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, meet your 2014 U.S. House candidates

Minnesota Republican and Democratic activists have selected their combatants for this year’s U.S. House battles.Republicans are hoping to wrest the...

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 06:29 AM

Minnesota Senate bottles up Sunday liquor sales debate

The ban on sales looked solid until an amendment made sponsor pull his bill.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 01:14 PM

Who's funding your mayor's campaign? Minnesota may make it easier to know

Legislative plan would make state one of the first, if not the first, to place such local financing data online.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 11:18 PM

Legislators keep online voter registration going

Monday, a judge ordered the system to be shut down. Tuesday, Gov. Dayton signed a revival bill.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 08:58 PM

Judge kills Minnesota's online voter registration

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie did not have power to create system, so Legislature appears set to authorize it.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 06:39 AM

Minimum-wage bill heads to Dayton

Passed by the House, the measure to increase the state’s pay floor to $9.50 an hour by 2016 will be signed Monday.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 04:37 AM

Legislative immunity debate gets House vote

The House supports a bill making it clear lawmakers can be arrested on suspicion of DWI during their session.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 10:04 PM

Minnesota's minimum wage is going to $9.50 an hour by 2016

Minnesota’s minimum wage is set to jump from one of the lowest in the nation to one of the highest, promising a better standard of living for more than 350,000 workers but raising bottom-line concerns for some business owners.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:55 PM

Dayton signs anti-bullying bill

The law requires school districts to track and investigate cases of bullying and to better train staffers and teachers on how to prevent it.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 05:42 AM

Minnesota's limits on campaign donations to be challenged

Lawsuit contends “first come, first served” law violates free speech.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 09:23 PM

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