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Florida Supreme Court rejects transportation tax increase

The Court declared that the tax's "spending directives are unconstitutional."

Feb 26, 2021 - Axios Tampa Bay
Another wealthy Florida community receives special access to COVID-19 vaccine

Grand Palm is the third development tied to Neal Communities to receive special access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Feb 26, 2021 - Axios Tampa Bay
Hillsborough River will remain calm as events are canceled amid the pandemic

The Super Bowl Victory Boat Parade is the last event the river will host for a while.

Feb 26, 2021 - Axios Tampa Bay
Hot homes: 5 homes for sale across Tampa Bay right now

We've got everything from a bungalow asking $279K to a swanky high-rise condo asking $2.3M.

Feb 26, 2021 - Axios Tampa Bay
Data firm predicts "complete chaos" in next phases of Florida's vaccine rollout

The company is urging states and hospitals to overhaul vaccine distribution using better data.

Feb 25, 2021 - Health
Screen Time with Equality Florida's Nadine Smith

Axios Tampa Bay asked how one of Florida’s "Most Powerful and Influential Women" interacts with tech.

Feb 24, 2021 - Axios Tampa Bay

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Snell Isle architectural gem asks $1.75M

Photo courtesy of Brittany Ranew at Premier Sothebys Intl Realty

Starting with the oversized art sculpture entrance, this house knows how to make a first impression.

The state of play: Listing agent Brittany Ranew says this $1.75M smart home is a refreshing departure from homes more typical in Snell.

Florida lawmaker asks Justice Department to investigate DeSantis over vaccine site

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, left. Photo: Octavio Jones/Getty Images. Right, Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fl.) asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) violated federal law when he opened a pop-up vaccine distribution site available exclusively to residents in two of Manatee County's wealthiest zip codes.

Why it matters: The former governor sent a letter to acting U.S. Attorney General Monty Wilkinson on Sunday, complaining that DeSantis is selectively creating vaccine distribution sites "to benefit political allies and donors, over the needs of higher risk communities and existing county waitlists."

Feb 22, 2021 - Axios Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay's housing market has yet to cool off in 2021

Photo courtesy of Lauren Crowley at Sarasota Land and Homes LLC

The hot housing market has yet to cool off in 2021, with record home value growth in January, according to Zillow’s latest Market Report.

What's next: Zillow economists expect national home values to grow 10.1% in the next year. Existing home sales are expected to reach 7 million nationally in 2021, 24.8% more than in 2020.

Feb 22, 2021 - Axios Tampa Bay

Lessons learned from the Oldsmar water hack

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

The FBI urged government agencies and private companies to update their Windows operating systems last week in light of the Oldsmar water hack.

What happened: Investigators have been searching for the person who gained remote access to the control and data systems at the Oldsmar drinking water treatment facility on Feb. 5 and attempted to dangerously increase the amount of lye.

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