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's new online voter registration system challenged

The state’s legislative auditor shares lawmakers’ concerns about the secretary of state’s unilateral launch of a voter registration site.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 04:22 AM

MNsure data breach will get state reviews

Legislators and the legislative auditor will look at how an e-mail disclosed sensitive information.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 09:15 PM

Minnesota legislators OK disaster relief; tax talks delayed

Lawmakers’ differences on taxes will be pushed into next year’s session.

Updated: September 10, 2013, - 06:52 AM

In land of expensive races, some at Capitol stay cheap

More than 50 of last year’s state House and Senate races saw less than $30,000 in spending from candidates, parties and outside groups. In 2012, Rep. David FitzSimmons, above, won his seat in a contest with about $9,000 in total spending,

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 04:32 PM

Dayton reserving judgment on Vikings' ability to pay

Governor says he wants to see final audit on the Wilfs finances.

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 01:51 PM

Spending on Minn. legislative races has doubled in 10 years

A Star Tribune analysis shows campaign spending for House and Senate seats have doubled over the past decade, making Minnesota GOP Chairman Keith Downey, above, a living example of what can happen.

Updated: September 01, 2013, - 09:13 AM

At fair, pols go to prove they're just like everybody else

A trip to the State Fair, all but a requirement for anyone running for office, lends candidates a human touch,...

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 09:54 PM

Dayton: Make audit of Vikings stadium financing public

Question of who pays could be critical factor in that decision.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 07:26 PM

Aug. 20: Dayton, Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon may not be long-term team

Governor and Prettner Solon “don’t talk very often.” Her decision on seeking re-election could come at year’s end.

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 09:53 PM

Dayton, GOP begin to state their cases for 2014 governor's race

Although Dayton won by the thinnest of margins three years ago, his political opponents acknowledge he will be difficult to beat. He has enjoyed strong approval ratings in recent polls and is buoyed by a strengthening economy.

Updated: August 11, 2013, - 09:32 PM

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