Items Tagged ‘House Taxes Committee’

April 18, 2013

Revamped Mayo deal appears set

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

It was hardly a secret that the Mayo Clinic’s plan to create a “destination medical center” in Rochester was never going to make it through the House Taxes Committee as originally conceived. ..“Everyone wanted to vote for it when it was free, because that’s how it was being pitched to people,” Lenczewski said. “If you believe […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, Finance & Commerce, government proposal, House Taxes Committee, Minnesota Legislature, Rep. Ann Lenczewski, state cost, state tax

April 2, 2013

Mayo looks for jumpstart in Minnesota House committee

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

The bill to assist the Mayo Clinic in a major expansion is back before a Minnesota House committee where it hit turbulence last month. The House Taxes Committee planned Tuesday to take another look at Mayo’s request for a state subsidy for infrastructure upgrades in Rochester. Mayo officials say the public works projects are critical […]

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Tags: House Taxes Committee, infrastructure upgrades, Minnesota House, public works, Star Tribune, state subsidy

February 11, 2013

Raise state taxes on cigarettes, alcohol

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

A coalition of 30 health and other groups, including the Mayo Clinic and HealthPartners, support the tax hikes. They say increasing prices by at least $1.50 per pack would save more than 25,000 lives and about $1.65 billion in long-term tobacco-related health costs to the state. Michael Bromelkamp, a CPA and principal with Olsen Thielen […]

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Tags: health care costs, HealthPartners, House Taxes Committee, Mayo Clinic, Michael Bromelkamp, Olsen Thielen, Star Tribune, tax hike

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