Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said any future Covid-19 financial relief should go to businesses that had to shut down because of government orders, including bars and breweries.
“We may get a Phase 4 where states are getting some more assistance. I think if that does happen, we should look to see economic support needed for specific businesses actually affected by government policy,” DeSantis said, speaking to a half-dozen local bar and brewery owners gathered for a roundtable in St. Petersburg Thursday.
The Tampa Bay Partnership recently released its 2020 Regional Equity Report, revealing the dramatic inequities that exist for Black residents both within Tampa Bay and in comparison to 19 other cities across the U.S.
On Thursday, panelists at the virtual State of the Region Community Forum took a closer look at these inequities, why they exist and what can be done to change them in an attempt to create an economy and a society that works for everyone.
Artists Carrie Jadus and Mark Aeling – the painter and the sculptor – guested on The Catalyst Sessions Wednesday, discussing their current and future projects.
For Jadus, that meant “Awakening Bodhisattva,” a massive new outdoor mural. Rich with detail and vibrant color, like all of Jadus’ work, the image of an impish black and white dog (whose name happens to be Bodhisattva) reclining a vast galaxy is across from (what else) St. Pete’s dog bar on Central Avenue.