With the session getting short, there’s still time for a bit of jousting on contentious measures. The House, for example, passed House Bill 2060 Friday afternoon, a bill that would repeal a business-related tax break that was part of the vaunted 2013 grand bargain. If the bill passes, businesses will need to have at least 10 employees to qualify, up from the current requirement of one.
When Democratic leadership pulled the plug on a tax reform bill Thursday, their inaction automatically sent the closely tied reform of Oregon's Public Employees Retirement System gurgling down the drain. That’s a failure that lawmakers of both parties may live to regret because PERS costs are going up at the fastest rate in history -- and that’s the so-called “collared” rate, which keeps the annual growth of employer costs to 20 percent.
Senate minority leader Ted Ferrioli voted in favor of a winning bill to preserve the Oregon Health Plan for two more years to counter the narrative that Republicans are “insensitive to people in need,” he said. House Bill 2391 passed Wednesday with a 20-10 margin with yes votes by Republicans Ferrioli, R-John Day, Sen. Fred Girod, R-Stayton and Sen. Jackie Winters, R-Salem, who carried the bill.
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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
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".