The owner of the Hartford Yard Goats is arguing that a proposal to raise the tax on tickets at Dunkin’ Donuts Park violates a lease between the city and the team. In December, Mayor Luke Bronin suggested levying an additional 5 percent tax on ballpark tickets. Until recently, the city had been allowed to collect the 10 percent state admissions tax. But lawmakers in October repealed an exemption that permitted the city to keep the money – about $290,000 annually.
The city is formally under state oversight, and must submit a three-year financial plan to a panel appointed by the governor and lawmakers in the coming weeks. Hartford, facing a $65 million deficit and escalating annual debt payments, applied for oversight in December. The state budget adopted last fall allows municipalities to request additional aid in exchange for being monitored by the 11-member group, which met for the first time last month.
Hartford, which just months ago was on the brink of bankruptcy, is headed for fiscal stability and has transformed itself into an entertainment hub ripe with development, Mayor Luke Bronin said Tuesday. Bronin’s address to a crowded room of business leaders at the Hartford Hilton – his first major speech since announcing he would explore a run for governor – took on rosier tones than the ominous assessment of the city’s outlook that he has shared recently.
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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 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".