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Sierra Club to Influence NPHF Management Plan
by Jacqueline Dotzenrod

The time for giving input on whether or not more than 500,000 acres of private land should be designated as the Northern Plains National Heritage Area is past –it was a discussion in which few had a chance to take part. However, the time for giving input on the management plan is coming and the Sierra Club figures to be at the forefront. (more…)

Jacqueline Dotzenrod Discusses National Heritage Areas with Scott Hennen

Investigative reporter Jacqueline Dotzenrod was on the Scott Hennen show, June 3rd, with Scott Hennen and SayAnything Blog’s Rob Port. They discussed the country’s newest National Heritage Area.

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The ABC’s of Property Taxes

Cited in UND Law Review:

http://web.law.und.edu/lawreview/issues/web_assets/pdf/86/86-2/86NDLR355.pdf 

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Supporters of ownership law battle ethics charges, flip-flopping

by Jacqueline Dotzenrod

A law that has been on the North Dakota books for 46 years is being contested in the 2009 Legislative Session. The law requires that a licensed pharmacist must “hold the majority stock” (own at least 51 percent) of the pharmacy. There is an exception granted for hospital pharmacies, so long as they only serve the hospital’s patients.

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Study shows North Dakotans would benefit from lower prescription drug prices

by Jacqueline Dotzenrod

PharmacistsMortar.svgNorth Dakotans stand to save in several ways if the pharmacist-ownership law is repealed this legislative session. According to the law, a licensed pharmacist must “hold the majority stock” (own at least 51 percent) of the business. North Dakota is the only state to have such a law in place. House Bill 1440 would repeal that law, thus allowing residents access to lower-cost prescription medication.

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Jacqueline Dotzenrod on the “Say Anything” Show

http://www.policynd.org/index.php?/site/article/jacqueline_dotzenrod_on_sayanything_show_am1100/ 

ET Zoning – Part 1 of 3

NDUS spreads political talking points on taxpayer dime

by Jacqueline Dotzenrod

NDUS-300Not only did the State Board of Higher Education utilize public resources to lobby against Measures 1 & 2, but they also used talking points that sound like a scare tactic. These talking points were distributed throughout the North Dakota University System. From management on down, employees were encouraged to spread the biased message. And if the points add up, together they create the impression that the entire university system would collapse with the passing of these measures.

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Board of Higher Education allows NDUS employees to lobby with tax dollars

by Jacqueline Dotzenrod

NDUS-300The North Dakota Board of Higher Education was walking a fine line in mid-October when it released a statement in blatant opposition to North Dakota Measures 1 and 2. However it danced right over it when it allowed its employees to campaign against the measures.

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