Barbara Lifton- N.Y. State Assembly 125th DistrictAlbany is still in budget season, leaving major legislative policy battles in the wings for a few more weeks. Last week, the Assembly unanimously approved a bill that would add onto sweeping e-cigarette legislation approved in the final hours of last year’s legislative session. The new provision would make it illegal for distributors to distribute e-cigarette products to minors (younger than 18 years old) products for free.
Barbara Lifton- N.Y. State Assembly 125th DistrictLast week’s big to-do in the Assembly chambers was the passage of the 2018 DREAM Act. The bill, which permits children of undocumented immigrants to apply for college financial aid, has been proposed several years in a row now, but has died in the Senate every time. The only time the DREAM Act faced a Senate floor vote in 2014, it was voted down by two senators.
Barbara Lifton- N.Y. State Assembly 125th DistrictBudget hearings continued in Albany this week. Lifton, a former high school English teacher, made a point to bring up a recent downturn in the number of secondary and elementary education majors to come out of SUNY Cortland to New York State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia last week. Elia attributed the drop in new teachers to the uncertainty for education during the recession around 2009.
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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 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".