Mayo Bill Continues It's Course
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A reworked proposal for a publicly aided Mayo Clinic expansion plan relies on a heavier local match and requires a bigger private ante before the state of Minnesota chips in.
Revisions aired today in the Senate Taxes Committee would withhold state dollars until $250 million is spent on upgrading the clinic and associated development around Rochester. That's $50 million higher than the trigger in a companion House bill.
But in exchange, the Senate proposal would allow for a higher total state contribution, approaching $400 million in aid and tax breaks. A range of local taxes would generate at least $128 million.
Mayo says none of the public money would go toward its buildings. The goal is to have the state assist with roads, sewers and other public infrastructure.
Police Point Out Dealer's Second Chances
Several drug dealers nabbed by La Crosse police this week-end.
Police Travel To Honor Their Fallen
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Two University of Wisconsin-Madison police officers are traveling to Boston to join thousands of others Wednesday in honoring the MIT officer who was killed in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Baldwin Sponsored Mental Health Legislation Passes Senate
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin last week voted to support the Mental Health
One Vote Down Several To Go
Two more votes could come this week for a tobacco free UW-L campus. UW-L