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Brady should sue Goodell's pants off

...DeMaurice Smith and the players' union brought this upon themselves by treating Goodell's magic-wand powers as a bargaining chip in the last contract negotiations.Now the union finds itself pulling the rope, trying to drag ashore lost leverage...
Ferry budget add-backs reconsidered

...funding, the Democrat-led caucus has asked for additional funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System, among other bargaining chips.The conference committee will have to come back and close out the ferry items again, once negotiations are finished...
State | AK legislature
Reinbold: 'I'm hoping my colleagues respect my decision'

...previous Empire article she believes the $32 million in one-time school funding cut from the budget could be used as a bargaining chip to attract minority votes to access the CBR.? Contact reporter Katie Moritz at katherine.moritz@juneauempire...
Reinbold booted from caucus

...will wait to see what the Senate does with the budget before it starts deciding which line items would make good bargaining chips."There's too many things out there," he said. "It's too early to start talking about the specific discussion...
State | AK legislature
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 Whether SB21 is repealed or not, he said bringing Alaska's...
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...
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...
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...


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