The Free Press, Mankato, MN


May 16, 2013

Time runs short for Legislature


Legislators have raised too many questions about the Mayo Clinic’s expansion in Rochester to warrant immediate passage of any assistance package. That shouldn’t be surprising. Such requests can take years to clear the Capitol.

Perhaps Dayton, key legislators and Mayo leaders can form a working group that meets after adjournment. Its efforts can be the first item on the 2014 agenda, or, if urgent, a special session could be called this summer or fall.

There are thousands of other proposals still alive in St. Paul. However, save the vast majority for 2014.

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