Governor Rick Scott has made the state budget official. This is the largest budget in Florida history: almost $89 billion. But the governor's veto list is one of his smallest. Scott vetoed funding for the Florida Quilt Museum, the Okaloosa County Historical Museum, the Camp Blanding Museum, the American Craftsman Museum, and the Great Explorations Children's museum. The governor vetoed a variety of projects at state colleges and universities, as well.
Supporters of the Tobacco Free Florida campaign, including some veterans of Florida's "tobacco war" of the 1990s, are calling for the defeat of a constitutional amendment that they say would take away their funding. Proposition 94 would reportedly shift money from Florida's legal settlements with big tobacco from the state's education and prevention campaign and into cancer research.
Merchants in Florida are expecting a lot of green for Saint Patrickâ€™s Day. James Miller at the Florida Retail Federation says they're predicting a record amount of spending by consumers this year... about $6 billion nationwide. "This is, I think, the eighth or ninth holiday that we expect record spending," he said. "Really bodes well for the economy, bodes well in terms of people's personal economic situation. I think it's a really good sign, particularly for Florida."
One of the prison escapees sentenced to die for the murder of FSU student Vincent Binder won’t be executed after all. Florida Supreme Court says Kentrell Johnson made a deal for life in prison and prosecutors in St Johns County didn’t honor it.
New report from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Leon is #1 county in Florida for new cases of chlamydia. The foundation name includes 2 synonyms for penis, so I guess they’re up to speed on the subject.
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".