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 mega-donors pour money into 2014 elections

Courts shredded restrictions on giving, and now big-dollar donors are free to give as much as they want to Minnesota’s parties and political action committees ahead of this year's elections.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 11:10 PM

May 20: Federal court: Minnesota must lift limit on political donations

Supreme Court set the tone for looser rules on big donors.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 09:05 PM

Here's how the Legislature grappled with issues facing Minn.

For more than 80 days and over many late nights, Minnesota legislators hashed out major issues confronting the state: wages, taxes, bullying, medical marijuana. Here's a quick look at what happened.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 08:54 PM

Legislators wrap up session early in a flurry of deal-making

In its closing hours, it voted to legalize medical marijuana and to deliver a second round of tax cuts.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 05:11 AM

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

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