Apr 8, 2024 - News

The Pulp: πŸ’° Betting on the environment

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

πŸ™οΈ The Church of Scientology's footprint in downtown Clearwater grew after its members bought eight properties for $58 million last week. Only seven owners unaffiliated with the church or government remain. (Tampa Bay Times)

🎰 Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill allowing the state to use money acquired through a gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe to support environmental projects. (Creative Loafing)

πŸ›οΈ Lakeland made Juneteenth a paid holiday for city workers after calls from residents who said it was "past due." Tampa designated Juneteenth as an official holiday two years ago. (WFTS)

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