Rochester officials are urging lawmakers to scale back the $128 million local match for Mayo Clinic's Destination Medical Center initiative. A House plan unveiled earlier this week more than doubled the amount of money the city of Rochester and Olmsted County will need to chip in toward Mayo's expansion plan. Rochester City Council interim President Randy Staver said the city had initially planned to contribute $60 million and was prepared to go up to $88 million, but the new $128 million price tag "is a real stretch."…At this point, Mayo Clinic spokesman Karl Oestreich said the clinic is pleased to see the proposal continuing to advance. "We're still happy with the progress of the bills," he said. "We're happy with the progress, it's consistent with our original principles and goals."
Post-Bulletin by Heather Carlson
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