The Tampa Bay Rays will stay in St Petersburg for now. The team notified Mayor Rick Kriseman that the attempt to move the team to Hillsborough County is no longer a viable option. Under the current deal the Rays contract at Tropicana Field goes until 2027.
With the new year comes an increase in Florida’s minimum wage, On January 1st it will go up by 221 cents at hour, rising from $8.25 to $8.46 per hour. Those numbers come from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
Despite the red tide and boating accidents the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has good news regarding our manatee population. The estimated some 7,500 to 10,300 manatees our in our state waters. That’s a nice increase increase from previous estimates of roughly 6,000.
Still need to ship some last minute gifts Lines are long at the Post Office and online sites are equally busy. If you’re wondering when you need to get things shipped we have the deadline list for you here.