AUGUSTA — A new budget proposed by Gov. Paul LePage to keep the state’s two-year, $6 billion spending plan in balance contains a mix of cuts and new spending and proposes tax breaks for retirees and military personnel. Some of the proposals are new, such as increasing funding for court security. Others have been rejected before and are being brought back, such as eliminating state funding for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.
PORTLAND — Mainers United for Marriage, the leading group in support of same-sex marriage, is hosting a rally at 1 p.m. Monday to kick off the final eight weeks of the campaign. “We’re expecting a big crowd as we kick off the fall campaign with a ‘Yes on 1’ rally,” said Matt McTighe, campaign manager. Portland Mayor Michael Brennan, Pastor Michael Gray and McTighe are all scheduled to speak at the rally, which is scheduled for Portland City Hall.
AUGUSTA — Maine’s ethics commission voted unanimously Wednesday to fine the National Organization for Marriage $2,000 for missing a campaign finance reporting deadline in the final weeks leading up to the vote on gay marriage. By law, NOM was required to file its 11-day pre-general election report by midnight Oct. 26. The group filed the following day, missing the deadline by 14 hours.
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".