Items Tagged ‘state legislature’

March 6, 2013

Mayo Clinic keeps an eye on its competitors as it grows

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

As the Mayo Clinic preps for a two-decade, $5 billion expansion — Rochester voters have already approved a half-cent sales-tax increase for the clinic and the Legislature is being asked for bonding authority for $37 million to upgrade the civic center and $500 million for new roads – Elizabeth Baier of the Rochester Post-Bulletin says Mayo officials are keeping […]

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Tags: competitors, MinnPost, sales tax increase, similar developments, state bonding bill, state legislature


March 6, 2013

Mayo Clinic request for $500M from state passes committee despite tough questions

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

“For Mayo Clinic to grow, Rochester needs to grow,” said Dr. Patricia Simmons, a clinic official who testified Tuesday…The Judiciary Committee was not focused on the financial details of the Mayo Clinic proposal. It primarily delved into legal aspects of the bill. The legislation has gotten more positive reviews in other committees. When the bill […]

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Tags: Dr. Patricia Simmons, financial request, Judiciary Committee, Pioneer Press, state legislature


March 4, 2013

Bill George: Making Minnesota a global Mecca for health care

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

As Minnesota and the nation implement the Affordable Care Act, the Mayo Clinic’s proposal to make Rochester a “destination medical center” is most timely. The proposal has received broad endorsements from Gov. Mark Dayton and members of the Legislature. Serving on Mayo’s board of trustees this past year, I gained a deeper appreciation of its […]

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Tags: Affordable care act, destination medical center, DMC, Gov. Mark Dayton, role model, Star Tribune, state legislature


February 18, 2013

Failure to pass DMC proposal might limit Mayo Clinic growth

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

As the $6 billion Destination Medical Center proposal winds its way through the state Legislature, some have wondered what its failure could mean for Mayo Clinic’s presence in Rochester. Failure would have a dampening effect on future investment here, a clinic spokesman said. “It could slow the growth here or limit the growth. We’re not […]

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Tags: destination medical center, future investment, growth, Karl W. Oestreich, Post Bulletin, proposal, state legislature


February 15, 2013

Mayo expansion bill eases past 1st Capitol hurdle

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A bill that would finance redevelopment around the Mayo Clinic’s proposed expansion in Rochester is starting to move through the Legislature…The Mayo Clinic’s Patricia Simmons said the investment is needed to ensure that the Mayo Clinic continues to be a worldwide leader in health care. “We need to grow to succeed,” Simmons said. “We need […]

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Tags: Dr. Patricia Simmons, expansion, investment, MPR, redevelopment, state legislature


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