Items Tagged ‘state tax’

April 29, 2013

Minnesota Legislature makes welcome progress on Mayo

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Legislature seems to have found a way to say yes to Mayo Clinic’s call for help in building what it calls a Destination Medical Center in Rochester. Similarly structured provisions to help Rochester pay for the public infrastructure demands of a major Mayo expansion have landed in the House and Senate tax bills. The […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota Legislature, public infrastructure, Star Tribune, state tax, tax conference committee


April 19, 2013

Rochester sizes up its bigger bill for Mayo

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

If the Mayo Clinic’s big-ticket funding package passes the Legislature, its neighbors will pay more for it than they originally bargained for. Minnesota Public Radio reports that state lawmakers, who have balked at the size of Mayo’s request from taxpayers — $500 million, or possibly twice that when interest is included — have responded by saying Rochester needs […]

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Tags: funding, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Minnesota Legislature, Minnesota Public Radio, state tax


April 18, 2013

Revamped Mayo deal appears set

By 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 17, 2013

SE Minn. now on hook for more costs in Mayo plan

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

If the Mayo Clinic is to expand in Rochester, city and county residents must contribute a larger share of the $500 million needed for public transit and other improvements, state lawmakers said this week…Olmsted County Board Chairman Jim Bier supports the measure, but expects some pushback from county residents. “People don’t like taxes,” he said. […]

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Tags: Jim Bier, MPR, public transit, state tax


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


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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