State lawmakers are making their third attempt in as many years to convince Georgians and businesses to donate money to struggling rural hospitals by giving contributors tax credits. The state House voted 114-53 this week to give individuals and businesses a dollar-for-dollar credit on their income taxes for money they donate to one or more of about five-dozen rural hospitals. The bill also expands what kind of businesses can donate and get the tax credits.
The Georgia House quickly passed Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan Thursday to eliminate the windfall the state was expecting from the federal tax bill passed by Congress in December. The House voted 134-36 to pass House Bill 918, which would not only wipe out the windfall but cut state income taxes on Georgians by $516 million over five years. It also would eliminate sales taxes on jet fuel, a huge tax break for Delta Air Lines and other carriers.
The state House overwhelmingly backed legislation that used-car dealers say would increase title taxes for Georgians buying their vehicles by an average of about $300. The move came a day after legislative leaders held a Capitol press conference to announce plans to cut state income taxes. On Wednesday, the House voted 125-41 for House Bill 327, a measure designed, in part, to equalize car taxes and cut the cost people pay when they move into the state and register vehicles.
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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".