Items Tagged ‘infrastructure’

February 7, 2014

Tony Wirt: Mayo Clinic, unlike the Vikings, isn’t asking for a handout

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

So we’ve got an organization asking for public money to supplement their own contribution to new infrastructure and making quasi-veiled threats that if they don’t get it, well, they may just have to look at relocating. And the Vikings got what they wanted, right? But unlike the new stadium for Minnesota’s favorite football team, the […]

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Tags: destination medical center, infrastructure, Minnesota Vikings, Post Bulletin


April 2, 2013

The Daily Circuit: House leaders clash over funding for Mayo proposal

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Mayo Clinic’s ambition to become a “destination medical center” has lawmakers divided — and not just along party lines. Two DFL House leaders — Taxes Committee Chair Ann Lenczewski and Assistant Majority Leader Kim Norton — see things very differently…The novelty of the plan doesn’t concern Norton, who is sponsoring the bill in the […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, infrastructure, MPR, Rep. Ann Lenczewski, Rep. Kim Norton


April 1, 2013

Minnesota Legislature’s session half over, but not its work

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Here’s a snapshot of what has been done so far this session and what remains: What happened: The Mayo Clinic announced plans to spend $3.5 billion over 20 years to solidify the health system’s hometown of Rochester as a global destination for medical care…The clinic wants the state to support the growth by earmarking more than […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, funding, infrastructure, Minnesota Legislature, Pioneer Press, tax revenue


March 19, 2013

Seeking help with future growth, Rochester already feels strain of expansion

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

As the Mayo Clinic makes expansion plans and asks for state help to build infrastructure in Minnesota’s third largest city, Rochester is feeling financial strain from the rapid growth it has already seen…”We should be putting a lot more into our capital improvements program to reconstruct roads in order to do it at the lowest […]

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Tags: funding, infrastructure, MPR, rapid growth, state help


March 13, 2013

Mayo Clinic bill called ‘massive public subsidy’ by Minnesota House tax panel chair

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The chair of the House Tax Committee blasted plans to spend more than $500 million in taxpayer funds on infrastructure projects in Rochester to support growth at the Mayo Clinic…”It’s allowing one developer to carve out the income and sales taxes in the city of Rochester for their benefit,” Lenczewski said. “That means a tax […]

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Tags: House Tax Committee, infrastructure, Mayo Clinic bill, Pioneer Press, public subsidy, taxpayer funds


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