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Empire Editorial: If Alaska is to live within its means, top brass should too Democrats would consider the raises. Funding considerations for each should be kept separate and not used as bargaining chips when the Legislature convenes next month.The bottom line is that when Gov. Parnell unveiled his conservative budget...
Governing, not government, is our problem to solve

...entire continent.Young took a symbolic stand against Obamacare when he voted with House Republicans to use it as a bargaining chip for keeping the government open. But now that the stalemate is over he's resorted to his traditional fight against...
Teachers, District far apart in labor talks

...Education Association.Several items on the JEA's "wish list," such as more paid leave for union business, were bargaining chips and wouldn't be deal-breakers should the school district refuse to oblige."This isn't a point we intend...
Jurors watch videos of illegal police interrogations during David Paul murder trial

...failing a polygraph (which the defense says was just a ruse), made false promises, used his girlfriend as a "bargaining chip" against him and ultimately coerced involuntary statements out of him that were deemed unreliable, according to the...
Judge dismisses indictment against man accused of murdering infant

...accident.Police also used Paul's girlfriend as a bargaining chip against him, Pallenberg said. First, they used...pressure turns the relationship between loved ones into a bargaining chip. This is the type of 'improper' influence underlying...
Green, Libertarian candidates challenge Young

...tried to hold up legislation for ethanol as a viable fuel," deForest said. "He tried to make the arctic refuge a bargaining chip. That's telling of his efforts to not support creative and important alternatives in exchange for something as...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...along with it. Such a vote to fill the annual fiscal gap in the state's budget has become an end-of-session bargaining chip. The proposal has led to partisan wrangling. ``We are perfectly prepared to walk out of town without a CBR vote...
Capitol awaits education funding

...president of the Senate, has left the bill sitting inexplicably idle on her desk, a process that is sometimes used as a bargaining chip. Senate Minority Leader Gene Therriault, R-North Pole, on Monday tried to force the bill to be taken up, but...
Unfinished business: Fund the FAA

...folks in Washington talk about creating jobs, then turn around and put thousands of jobs at risk. Using the FAA as a bargaining chip in larger political disagreements is bad public policy. In a democracy, we each have a responsibility to engage in...
Outside editorial: It's time to end 'secret hold' in the US Senate

...approved overwhelmingly by the appropriate committee - to a vote. It has been used by senators of both parties as a bargaining chip. Earlier this year, for example, Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala., placed holds on about 70 of President Obama's...


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