The bad news about the growing unfunded liability in the state’s Public Employees Retirement System pension fund is that what’s owed is now pegged at $25.3 billion. That means that in the 2019-2021 biennium, Oregonians, whose taxes feed the PERS pig, will have to shell out $1.4 billion more than they’d expected. They had already expected to pay out more than a $900 million jump in the current two-year budget cycle. The increase for school districts alone would hire some 2,650 entry-level teachers.
The Legislature’s committee to write up the ballot information for a challenge to a health care tax was a blatant partisan creation from the beginning. It was created by Democrats and pushed the limits of what legislators can do to tilt the outcome of a vote. House Speaker Tina Kotek, a Democrat, just tilted it a bit more by making appointments to the committee without consulting with the minority party as required by House rules. The fight is at its heart a dispute over how to pay for health care.
L ast week, Bend and its citizens won a big court victory over Central Oregon LandWatch’s attempt to restrict our water supply, one of the best in the country. First, the good news: the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with us and agreed that our new water system will benefit Tumalo Creek. There will be more water in the upper reaches of the creek than at any time in recent history. The bad news: LandWatch’s legal bungling has screwed Bend citizens out of $46 million.
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".