Talk to any state agency head or public employee representative, and you might think workers are fleeing state government in droves, or avoiding it for better opportunities. The cause? Low pay, when comparing state workers to their private sector counterparts. But the government sector is expanding in South Carolina, generally speaking. Government grew by 400 jobs in January. Payrolls grew by 2,600 government jobs from January 2017 to January 2018.
The recent developments in an ongoing Statehouse corruption probe underscore the need for South Carolina to change the way it chooses judges. Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen earlier in March rejected a motion by a special prosecutor to reconsider the sentencing of former Rep. Rick Quinn, R-Lexington, who pleaded guilty to a charge of misconduct in office. He was subsequently sentenced to probation, community service and a $1,000 fine.
Customers of one S.C. utility may receive relief from future rate increases to fund two abandoned nuclear reactors in Fairfield County under a bill approved by the state House on Wednesday. But South Carolina Electric and Gas customers are unlikely to see the $1.8 billion they already have paid toward the reactors, for which partners SCE&G and state-owned Santee Cooper have paid roughly $9 billion. But the original bill would have been unconstitutional, said Upstate Judge Billy Wilkins.
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".