Hotel guests will be allowed to drink alcohol on St Pete Beach. It was a unanimous vote by City Commissioners with a reminder if you’re not a hotel guest, you’re breaking the law if you drink on their beaches. The full story is in this morning’s Tampa Bay Times.
There’s a bill under consideration in Tallahassee that would forbid anyone in the SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to buy soda. The Department of Children and Family Services needs federal approval first to stop SNAP users from using their assistance for soda. If the bill does pass it would go into effect July 1st, 2018.
For the first time in 99 years the US experienced a coast to coast solar eclipse Monday. We won’t have too long to wait for the next one. Mark April 8th, 2024 for the next total eclipse. If you don’t want to hang on to those special glasses you bought until then, they can be donated to a group called Astronomers Without Borders who will give them to kids in South America and Asia where the eclipse will pass in 2019. They can also be put in the home recycling bin.
The Powerball jackpot will be at least $700 million for tonight’s drawing. Your odds of winning? One in 292.2 million.