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Slack Tide: Are we there yet?

...those miles alone, you control your family's destiny. You also decide whether or not to stop for donuts (a key bargaining chip). And you choose the music. Word of advice: A good captain makes the crew happy, so every once in a while cue up...
Superintendents wary of small school shutdowns too late to create the necessary waves to knock the legislation down."It shouldn't even be out there as a bargaining chip. We're talking about kids and education and culture," Mase said. "They're trying to balance the educational...
Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

...of other murder cases in South Carolina, solicitors have filed notices to seek the death penalty and used them as bargaining chips to get a defendant to plead guilty in exchange for life in prison. Roof's lawyers said in federal court July 31...
Nation and World
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 Whether SB21 is repealed or not, he said bringing Alaska's...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...


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