Here's a snapshot of what has been done so far this session and what remains: What happened: The Mayo Clinic announced plans to spend $3.5 billion over 20 years to solidify the health system's hometown of Rochester as a global destination for medical care…The clinic wants the state to support the growth by earmarking more than $500 million in tax revenue for infrastructure projects. The money would not go directly to the clinic. What's next: While DFLers and Republicans have supported a bill to make the tax money available, some lawmakers have criticized the plan for setting a precedent that other large employers might try to follow. Sponsors are trying to develop an alternative funding mechanism.
Pioneer Press by Megan Boldt, Doug Belden and Christopher Snowbeck