* For the third consecutive month, Hillsborough County reported record-setting tourist tax collections. The numbers, as reported by Visit Tampa Bay, topped $5 million in February, $6 million in March and $7 million in April. “To pass (those thresholds) is an incredible achievement,” said Visit Tampa Bay president and CEO Santiago Corrada.
* The pre-game atmosphere before Game 6 between the Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs was more than the usual local chanting, drum-banging and imbibing. A “Reckless Ron” airplane banner appeared about 5 p.m. as fans gathered at Amalie Arena. The banner-tugging plane was flown by the advocacy groups For Our Future and Coronavirus War Room. They later issued a joint press release: “While DeSantis continues to rake in cash for spreading hatred, the people of Florida have been left to fend for themselves.”