At least one Jackson councilman is pushing to sue Siemens in an attempt to recoup the city's long-disputed $90 million energy performance contract with the company. According to an item on the city's Thursday agenda, Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes is seeking council approval in "the hiring of legal counsel to file a lawsuit against Siemens to recoup the ninety million dollars paid for the water meters."
The thrust of the city's water system problems are over — for now — and has so far come at a cost of about $750,000, officials said Wednesday. "The issues created two to three weeks ago have been resolved," Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said at a news conference. "Everyone should be receiving water. That crisis is now in the rear view mirror." Jackson Public Works Director Bob Miller estimated the financial cost to the city since January from the infrastructure damage and repair.
Republicans call the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the largest change to the tax system in decades, a signature win. Democrats say it's largely a handout to the most wealthy Americans. But how will it affect Mississippians? Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said the majority of state residents won’t see an immediate impact under the new code but that the long-term impact remains to be seen. Overall, people will see a reduction in taxes, Chaney said.
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".