Tax-Free Back To School Shopping Starts Today

Tax-Free Back To School Shopping Starts Today 

Posted: 4:02 am Friday, August 5th, 2016

By Ann Kelly

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The back-to-school tax free holiday starts today, but only runs through Sunday. It’s a shorter shopping period due to budget cutbacks in Tallahassee, and the tax credit on certain items was lowered to $60 from $100. We have a list of what’s tax free right here.

St Pete and Tampa City Councils have given approval to the proposed ferry service that would run from Tampa to St starting Nov 1st, and will split the $700,000 cost. Hillsborough County Commissioners had already voted in favor of the project. Now Pinellas County will vote week. It’s only a six month pilot project at this point.

St Pete City Council has approved $20 million to develop the area that will lead to the new St Pete Pier. The team that’s developing the area leading up to the Pier and the around it, W Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Wannemacher Jensen Architects also gave Council a look at project renderings. The new Pier has a completion date of 2018.

Tampa police would like to find three suspects shown on video surveillance stealing two bikes that were specially built for wounded veterans. The bikes belonged to Project Hero Central Florida, and were securely locked in a parking garage in the SkyHouse Apartment Complex in the Channel District of Tampa. They were worth $2,500 each. If you can help, we have the link to Project Hero here.

Governor Scott was in south Florida along with members of the CDC yesterday in the Wynwood neighborhood where 15 people have a contracted a locally transmitted strain of the Zika virus. The area affected is in a neighborhood just south of Miami. Spraying for mosquitoes will take place again over the weekend.

DUNGYAnd this is the weekend that Tony Dungy goes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. The Enshrinement Ceremony is Saturday. Some of his classmates this year include Eddie DeBarolo Jr., Brett Favre, and Kenny Stabler.