April 29, 2013

Minnesota Legislature makes welcome progress on Mayo

By Logan Lafferty

The Legislature seems to have found a way to say yes to Mayo Clinic’s call for help in building what it calls a Destination Medical Center in Rochester. Similarly structured provisions to help Rochester pay for the public infrastructure demands of a major Mayo expansion have landed in the House and Senate tax bills. The House bill won floor approval last week; the Senate bill is expected on the floor today. Barring an unforeseen hiccup, Gov. Mark Dayton and a tax conference committee should be able to reach an accord with Mayo and its local government partners before the Legislature adjourns on or before May 20.

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, Expansion, Finanical, Gov. Mark Dayton, Government Relations, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota Legislature, public infrastructure, Star Tribune, state tax, tax conference committee

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