April 11, 2013

Blowback at the Capitol sends Mayo back to drawing board

By Logan Lafferty

The Mayo Clinic had a rough Wednesday at the Minnesota House, where legislators blasted the company’s CEO, insulted its hometown and nearly derailed debate on a $500 million bill over a $5 million local tax spat. Now it’s back to the drawing board for Mayo and its supporters, who are seeking $585 million from the state to support a planned $3 billion makeover of downtown Rochester. The fact that Rochester needs a $3 billion makeover to make it an appealing destination for doctors or their critically ill patients was the one point that united all sides in the debate.

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Tags: Expansion, Finanical, funding, Government Relations, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota Legislature, Star Tribune, state funding, tax money

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