Is the state budget being nibbled to death by ants? As money remains tight, the governor and lawmakers usually focus on spending by the big-ticket state agencies and line items — K-12 and higher education, Medicaid, corrections, human services. But roughly 200 small state agencies, boards and commissions collectively collect and spend millions of dollars.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran on Tuesday joined at least 13 other Republican senators calling for Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore to drop out of his race over allegations of past sexual assault and pursuing teen girls when he was in his 30s. But Sen. Roger Wicker and his potential Republican challenger next year, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, were more measured in their comments about Moore. Both questioned why accusers are coming forward decades later.
A special House panel studying the pros and cons of a state lottery heard mostly cons and caveats during in its final hearing on Thursday. The main pro of a state lottery, the panel has heard over the past few months, is that it would net the state an estimated $80 million to upwards of $100 million. But State Economist Darrin Webb told the panel that while a lottery would help fill state coffers, "It would create a slight decrease in total economic activity within the state."
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".