Items Tagged ‘state subsidy’

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 12, 2013

Mayo CEO’s Comments Draw Minn. Lawmaker Criticism; Other Marketplace News

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Comments from the Mayo Clinic’s CEO that the organization’s proposed expansion in Minnesota could happen elsewhere are drawing criticism from Minnesota lawmakers. MPR News: Lawmakers Irked By Mayo Clinic CEO’s Comments Members of the state House Tax Committee had some sharp words Wednesday for Mayo Clinic. The criticism came in a committee hearing a day […]

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, government proposal, Kaiser Health News, state subsidy


April 2, 2013

Mayo looks for jumpstart in Minnesota House committee

By 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 8, 2013

Mayo’s Ultimatum

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Mayo Clinic, synonymous with southern Minnesota for more than a century, says state lawmakers must pay about $600 million over 20 years in an unusual borrowing plan to ensure the famed clinic will continue investing in the region…The Minnesota Vikings, for example, persuaded lawmakers last year to promise more than $500 million in public […]

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Tags: Cleveland Clinic, lawmakers, Minnesota Vikings, ModernHealthcare, public spending, Scripps Research Institute, state subsidy


February 4, 2013

DFL House Tax chair says Mayo Clinic subsidy ‘pretty unlikely to ever happen’

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Rochester Post-Bulletin notes today that a key DFL lawmaker — House Taxes Committee Chairwoman Ann Lenczewski — doesn’t think much of a huge state subsidy for an expansion of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester: “It seems pretty unlikely to ever happen,” Lenczewski said. “It’s a massive public subsidy.”…Today’s Rochester story says Lenczewski notes that the Legislature […]

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Tags: Ann Lenczewski, legislature, MinnPost, Post Bulletin, state subsidy, state tax


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