Non-profit organizations throughout Southwest Florida are bracing for the impact of a tax law change that means fewer people are eligible to take a deduction for giving money to charity. The tax bill passed by Congress in December took effect with the start of the new year and increased the standard deduction from $12,700 to $24,000 for married couples. For individuals, the deduction will increase from $6,350 to $12,000.
Two million dollars is now on the table as an incentive for investors to put up their money to redevelop North Fort Myers. County commissioners Tuesday approved funding a series of financial incentives for developers. It will use county funds to pay some costs involved in getting started on new construction and rehabilitation of older buildings.
Lee Schools Superintendent Greg Adkins will ask the school board to seek voter approval for a half-penny local sales tax hike to raise more money for school construction projects. Adkins will recommend at a workshop meeting Tuesday that a special election be held, as soon as May, to vote on the tax, which he estimates would raise $55 million to $58 million per year. “The reason is we really need a source of revenue," Adkins said.
There's gotta be more. Why no filing in Mich trial court to vacate disposition for failure to give immigration warning? Board of Immigration Appeals precedent for removal is two "base, vile or depraved" crimes of moral turpitude." Why stay on a green card when you have children? https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/955141781343166464
It's hootin' into Newton and Watertown;
The Pike just gleams with ice.
The traffic snarls, along the Charles;
So take this good advice.
Swap your mini-skirts for some flannel shirts and sent out an SOS.
It freezes, all this wind they call the Montreal Express
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".