ALBANY — The state Senate Tuesday passed a bill seeking to avoid a possible $1.5 billion hike in state taxes resulting from the new federal tax act. Because the state tax code is tied to the federal one, a number of actions taken by the feds will automatically drive up some state taxes paid by New Yorkers unless the state takes specific action to stop it.
The ziti came with an unwanted side of corruption. Joseph Percoco, one of Gov. Cuomo's closest pals and former aides, will face a jury Monday on allegations that he pocketed more than $300,000 in bribes — and sometimes referred to the money as "ziti" in a cheesy nod to “The Sopranos." The Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office says Percoco squeezed upstate companies that were angling for advantageous state contracts. Percoco, 48, had worked for the governor's dad, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo.
ALBANY — The state Republican Party is readying a digital ad campaign and rapid-response team in anticipation of the start of the federal corruption trial Monday of Joseph Percoco, a former longtime aide and close friend of Gov. Cuomo. Republicans hope the trial and accompanying campaign can help weaken the two-term Democrat in his re-election year.
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".