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Compromise or 'coercion'?

...morning when it put add-backs to education and state worker contracts on the table and told minority members to take it or leave it.A committee substitute for House Bill 2001, the budget bill that holds the leftovers vetoed by the governor in...
What's for breakfast?

...As-Long-As-I-Have-Timers. When faced with the prospect of a good breakfast, these flexible folks can truly take it or leave it. They enjoy eating in the morning, but won't feel the lack of breakfast if they don't have time to partake...
Senate panel advances bill rejecting pay increase

...recommendation. Sens. Mike Dunleavy and Anna Fairclough recommended amend, though the proposal is packaged as a take-it-or-leave-it deal.Fairclough, R-Eagle River, said she agreed with other members that this is the wrong time for raises...
Uphold sovereignty, reject 'Fast Track'

Alaskans have a tradition of upholding our sovereignty, at least in our rhetoric.
Alaska Editorial: Gas line supporters need public support

...It's going to take real leadership and compromise by the governor. A deal written in private can't be a take-it-or-leave-it deal for the public, and the governor now acknowledges this. Learning from that, Gov. Murkowski and his advisers...
Dems vow to obstruct ANWR drilling

...avian flu vaccine and Katrina relief. "Unfortunately it was tied up into a Christmas tree package, and it was take it or leave it - and you can't leave troops out in the cold," DeFazio said.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

I've been updating my list of Things I Don't Understand, or, as we call them, TIDUs. You surely have a list of your own. Compare it to mine. Please note: this updates last year's list. There are very few duplications, indicating that the older you get, the less you understand.
Kawasaki draws rebuke for conduct on House floor

...90-day session limit."If we could have gotten half the Legislature to say, look, we're done after 90 days, take it or leave it, then maybe things would have gotten done faster," Kawasaki said, adding he would be available if a special session...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...owners exulted, Brian Propp recalls, by slashing salaries by almost 80 percent. ``Here's your contract, take it or leave it,'' Propp, the former Flyer and current radio voice, said Tuesday night. Gretzky arrived in Edmonton and saved...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...require tests for and to keep the agency from boarding the ships, Knowles said. "Our response to it was, 'No -- take it or leave it.' " On Tuesday, "Hour by hour, it was up and down, negotiating back and forth," Mulder said. Key to achieving...


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