Items Tagged ‘Minnesota Legislature’

April 16, 2013

New Mayo plan calls for less from state

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A new House plan unveiled Monday, April 15, trims the amount of state support being offered for a large economic development project involving the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Under the latest proposal, state taxpayers would provide about $338 million in support for the project, which sets a goal of solidifying Rochester’s status as a global […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, economic development, Minnesota Legislature, Pioneer Press, Rep. Kim Norton, state funding, state support, state tax


April 15, 2013

City of Kasson offers to send property tax money from Mayo back to Mayo

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

As the Legislature struggles with a request from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester for a giant state subsidy to help its expansion, the tiny city of Kasson, pop. 5,978, is stepping up to the plate. There is a Mayo Family Clinic in Kasson that pays property taxes to the city, but a TIF district allows […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, Kasson, Kasson City Council, Mayo Family Clinic, Minnesota Legislature, MinnPost, property tax, state subsidy


April 15, 2013

New Mayo plan emerging at Capitol

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Mayo Clinic is dropping a complicated tax plan that relies on more than $500 million in state funds to make improvements in Rochester in favor of a plan that would rely on a direct contribution from the state. The emergence of the new plan is a signal that House and Senate leaders are moving in […]

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Tags: destination medical center, karl oestreich, Minnesota Legislature, MPR, state funding, state subsidy, tax plan


April 15, 2013

For Minnesota, greatness lies in two visionary health care proposals

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

It’s time to think big about Minnesota’s health care destiny. We stand at a crossroads…Second, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the state’s largest private employer, is asking for a state contribution of $500 million in order to create a $5 billion “Destination Medical Center.” Mayo is known worldwide as being synonymous with quality and innovation. […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, Health Care, health care proposal, investment, Minnesota Legislature, Star Tribune, state funding


April 11, 2013

Blowback at the Capitol sends Mayo back to drawing board

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

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 […]

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Tags: funding, Minnesota Legislature, Star Tribune, state funding, tax money


April 10, 2013

Mayo CEO on Minnesota expansion: ‘We’ll have to rethink … the best use of our money’

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

In blunt words aimed squarely at the Minnesota Legislature, the president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic warned Tuesday that the hallowed medical institution has “49 states” eager to have Mayo’s planned multibillion-dollar expansion if the state is unwilling to pitch in. “We’re never going to leave Minnesota, and we don’t want to leave Minnesota,” […]

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, funding, Minnesota Legislature, National Press Club, Star Tribune


April 5, 2013

Potential DMC result: $100 million Mayo Clinic hospital tower

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

If Mayo Clinic’s Destination Medical Center is approved by the Legislature, one of the first concrete results probably will be construction of a $100 million hospital tower on the Saint Marys Hospital campus, a Mayo official said Wednesday. Dr. Bradly Narr, DMC medical director, said once the bill passes, he expects Mayo Clinic in Rochester […]

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Tags: construction projects, destination medical center, DMC, Dr. Bradly Narr, hospital tower, Minnesota Legislature, Post Bulletin


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


July 10, 2012

An Affront to Cancer Sufferers

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After nearly 40 years of attending cancer patients as a practicing oncologist, the most important lesson I learned is that patients need all the help they can get. So I’m absolutely baffled that the Minnesota Legislature would choose to increase the burden on our fellow citizens afflicted with cancer…Moreover, the moratorium effectively puts a stop […]

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Tags: integrated cancer centers, Minnesota Legislature


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