For a potential price tag of nearly $650,000, the Arkansas Legislature has hired consultants to assist a task force in the study of the state's tax code and to help another panel study possible changes in the way agencies award contracts to vendors. The Legislature hired PFM Group Consulting of Philadelphia as a tax consultant under a contract for up to $312,750 and Ikaso Consulting of San Bruno, Calif., as a procurement consultant under a contract for up $336,800.
A nonprofit group that exists to raise money in order to make contributions to a county political party committee in the form of rent below fair-market value is required to register as a political action committee under state law, the Arkansas Ethics Commission said Friday in an advisory opinion. The nonprofit will then have to file reports with the secretary of state's office, the commission said.
North Little Rock Democrat Drew Pritt said he's running next year for the House seat held by Rep. Carlton Wing, R-North Little Rock. Wing, owner of Wing Media Group, is in his first term, which started in January and lasts two years. He said he plans to run for re-election next year and "continue to be a responsible and reputable voice in the House of Representatives." "We have really got to address our tax structure ... because what that does, it shackles families. It shackles productivity.
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 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
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".