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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that the state will fine cities and counties $5,000 for each employee required to get vaccinated, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Why it matters: It is the Republican governor's latest threat against local officials who have implemented mask or vaccine mandates in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.
Craig Pittman launches his latest book tomorrow at Tombolo Books in St. Pete in conversation with the journalist and author Tamara Lush.
Why it matters: Pittman has covered the wild side of Florida for more than 30 years, and the book is a collection of columns that have appeared in the Tampa Bay Times and other outlets.
To lure more fans to the Trop, the Rays are offering $10 tickets and discounted concessions for the final 10 home games of the regular season.
Our thought bubble: Honestly not too far off from some of your proposals last week to lure in more fans. (We're not holding our breath for the Rays-subsidized party bus, though.)
Something that won't help: Rays phenom Wander Franco left Friday’s 10-4 loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park with right hamstring tightness and was placed on the 10-day injured list over the weekend, MLB.com reports.
Tampa Bay dominated the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse over the weekend.
Our winners: Connor Signorin, 29, of Tampa, beat out more than 460 participants to finish in a little over three hours — 3:05:37, to be exact, per the AP.