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Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 4:47 pm | Updated: 7:52 pm, Wed Apr 17, 2013.

ST. PAUL — Preston Republican Rep. Greg Davids is vowing to withdraw his support for Mayo Clinic's Destination Medical Center project if House Democrats try to rescind $5 million in funding for small communities around Rochester.

Davids came up with the idea to require a portion of the city's half-city sales tax extension go to 17 surrounding cities for economic development in a proposal he dubbed the "Greg Davids Good Neighbor Policy." Rochester voters approved the $139.5 million extension of local-option sales tax package in November. The former House Taxes Committee chairman is angry that Rochester DFL Rep. Tina Liebling has said she'll fight to take the money back and use it toward Mayo Clinic's DMC initiative.

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Should the Rochester City Council increase the local sales tax by 0.25% to pay for the city's share of Destination Medical Center expenses? The sales tax rate would become 7.875%.

If the City Council is going to approve the DMC development plan later this month, it also should consider a 0.25% sales tax increase to pay for it, says City Administrator Steve Kvenvold. "The sales tax is the only, really, revenue source sufficient to cover the city's DMC obligations," he said Tuesday.

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