May 21, 2012

Rochester Leaders Disappointed in 2012 Legislative Session


No break for Mayo,  Mayo Clinic also saw two of its key legislative priorities fail. The vetoed tax bill included a provision that would have provided up to a $4 million tax break for Mayo Medical Laboratories. The clinic had also pushed hard for a provision to allow Minnesota nurses to practice across state lines by having the state join the Nurse Licensure Compact. Despite strong support from area lawmakers, that proposal stalled in the face of fierce opposition from the Minnesota Nurses Association. "We will continue to work on key initiatives such as the Nurse Licensure Compact to help us better serve our patients and tax relief to allow Mayo Medical Laboratory to better compete in the global marketplace," Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy said in a statement.


Post-Bulletin by Heather Carlson

Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, Finanical, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Mayo Medical Laboratories, Nurse Licensure Compact, Post Bulletin, tax breaks

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