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A tale of two bills

...governor Bill Walker, who has spent three decades working on oil and gas issues, believes SB21 is being used as a bargaining chip by oil companies to get the tax regime most favorable to them. Whether SB21 is repealed or not, he said bringing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-12/tale-two-bills
State | Local | SB21
Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...they said.Murkowski adopted the idea and pressed the new Petroleum Profits Tax, or PPT, on the producers as a bargaining chip in negotiations over a deal on a natural gas pipeline, which were underway in 2005 and 2006.The new tax was actually...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/evolution-alaskas-oil-taxes
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-30/governing-not-government-our-problem-
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-06-12/jurors-watch-videos-illegal-police-inte
Local
Education spending bill stumbles on Senate floor

...balance fiscal year 2004 and 2005 spending. Democrats, who traditionally have used that three-quarters vote as a bargaining chip to win concessions in what is a largely a GOP-written budget, said no deal. "We're willing to sign onto the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030704/sta_edubill.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040700/Loc_university.shtml
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080410/opi_690690876.shtml
Opinion
Mine offers escape from poverty

...that SEACC is far more concerned about being a political force rather than a steward of the land. The mine is the bargaining chip that allows SEACC to play the game of politics. On the other hand, the Chilkat and Chilkoot valleys have year-round...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101205/let_20051012020.shtml
Opinion
Ignorance is bliss in harassment case

...raise a red flag and could serve as the basis for possible rejection. Instead, either Burt used his conviction as a bargaining chip or the state interpreted his conviction as a credential it couldn't refuse. Either scenario raises the question...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010401/Ope_Editorial.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...raise a red flag and could serve as the basis for possible rejection. Instead, either Burt used his conviction as a bargaining chip or the state interpreted his conviction as a credential it couldn't refuse. Either scenario raises the question...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010401/Ope_Editorial.shtml

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