In a staff shakeup that’s been called “ruthless” and compared to a “massacre,” Gov. Bruce Rauner has systemically replaced conservatives in his office with outright reactionaries. In political terms, it’s hard to make sense of it. Illinois is not some deep-red state, and the state’s swing voters certainly prefer stability to the chaos that seems to be Rauner’s stock in trade.
“Listen to the people.” That was Gov. Bruce Rauner’s mantra last week when he was urging the General Assembly to uphold his budget veto. But will Rauner listen to the people – who have made clear their support for a higher minimum wage – or will he veto the minimum wage bill now on his desk? A referendum to raise the state’s minimum wage was endorsed by 64 percent of voters in 2014, far more than the 50.3 percent who voted for Rauner that year.
As the state’s second fiscal year without a budget draws to an end and a special budget session of the General Assembly comes to a head, both Governor Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan have shifted slightly to accommodate each other. Rauner has dropped a few items from his call for cuts in workers’ compensation. Madigan has backed a version of Rauner’s call for a property tax freeze, though with significant exemptions.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".