AUSTIN, Texas -The Senate Committee on State Affairs approved a revamped version of the so-called bathroom bill on Friday evening after nearly 11 hours of testimony. The bill, SB 3, now heads to the full Senate. The committee voted 8-1. Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, was the only dissenting vote. Hundreds of people showed up to the State Capitol on Friday mostly to testify against the legislation that would limit where transgender Texans can use the restroom.
AUSTIN, Texas - It's the main reason lawmakers are back in Austin for an overtime session: to approve so-called sunset legislation. The measures are needed to keep five state agencies open, including the Texas Medical Board, and Wednesday the Texas Senate quickly gave its initial approval to the measures. "This is a great opportunity," said Sen. Don Huffines, R-Greenville.
AUSTIN, Texas — Tuesday marked day one of Texas’ Special Legislative Session, and a fight over quorum breaks is already in the works in the House. Quorum, by definition,is the minimum number of people who must be present to pass a law. The House needs two-thirds of its members to show up in order to do business. Some are concerned that Democrats might skip town because they don't like what's on Gov. Greg Abbott's special session agenda, and are proposing punishments to stop them from fleeing.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".