Indiana’s 13 gambling properties largely enjoyed a profitable 2017, with win—the casino’s take from all wagering—of almost $2.24 billion. But that’s up only marginally (less than 1.1 percent from 2016), and casino and racino revenues lag their 2009 apex by almost 20 percent. With income down $558.3 million from less than a decade ago—and gambling-related employment and state and local tax collections reeling accordingly—some lawmakers are looking to recharge the state’s gambling industry.
As baby-boomers gradually age out of the General Assembly, millennials will assume power and owe a debt of gratitude to a 77-year-old retired Hancock County biochemist. Beverly Gard, a former (1988-2012) Republican senator, chairs the Alcohol Code Revision Commission, the interim study panel spending two years reviewing the front-facing consumer and behind-the-scenes industry sides of the state’s bedeviling alcohol distribution and sales laws.
The issues aren’t going to be unfamiliar to you this session. However, some of the faces in key positions may seem out of place because late-year career decisions forced some big shake-ups. In the long run, no changes will be more important than the Senate fiscal posts. When Noblesville Republican Luke Kenley, the fiscal dean of the Legislature, stepped down last fall after two-plus decades of helping shape the state budget, he left a big hole atop the Senate Appropriations Committee.
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".