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Daystarter: What Tampa Bay projects are in Florida's budget; parents to seek return of cancer-stricken son; time for Bucs to decide on Gerald McCoy

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.

• Mostly sunny with clear skies and highs in the 90s and light winds out of the northeast, according to the National Weather Service. Temps will drop to the 70s this evening with the same breeze. Clear, dry skies will continue until Thursday, when the rains may return.

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• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay including concerts by Bryan Adams and Lucy Dacus, plus opening night for Broadway's Anastasia, which runs through Sunday.

• Lawmakers sprinkled millions of dollars in Tampa Bay projects, but which ones will survive the governor's veto pen? Among the biggest: $12.4 million to help the University of South Florida finish its Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Health Institute in downtown Tampa.

• The parents of a 3-year-old boy with cancer are scheduled to be back in a Tampa courtroom today at 8 a.m. this morning to try to convince a judge that he can be treated without chemotherapy and should be returned to them. Joshua McAdams and Heather Bland-Ball lost custody of their son Noah after refusing additional chemotherapy treatment for his acute lymphoblastic leukemia, worried about chemo's effects on the boy and want to use natural remedies instead. Stay with for updates.

A judge has denied an effort to stop the scheduled May 23 execution of Bobby Joe Long, a Tampa Bay area killer who murdered eight women in the 1980s, reports Dan Sullivan. Long's case now heads to the Florida Supreme Court, and eventually the U.S. Supreme Court, where he can still make a final appeal to the federal system before his execution date.

• Less than a week after state lawmakers passed a bill to ban so-called sanctuary cities, Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and 10 other Florida sheriffs on Monday signed agreements designed to help them legally comply with requests from federal authorities to hold undocumented immigrants in local jails, reports Kathryn Varn and Tony Marrero.

• President Donald Trump will visit the heart of his Florida base when he holds a campaign rally in Panama City Beach on Wednesday. But the panhandle is a much different place than it was when he last stopped there as a candidate in 2016, reports Times Political Editor Steve Contorno: Hurricane Michael ripped through the Panhandle like a 300-mile wide buzz saw last October, leaving almost total devastation in its wake. Many are still living in trailers and tents, and thousands of students are homeless. More than 200 days since the Category 5 storm struck, residents are still waiting for federal relief.

• When Ronnie Deese looks at the black Angus cattle spread across his secluded pasture, he sees what any longtime rancher does: the slope of their backs, the sturdiness of their legs and feet — how good they look. Deese depends on the American Angus Association for stats on cows and bulls to help him breed calves with the traits he desires.

• From our food editor: There are lots of rosemary crackers on the market. We tasted 10 brands and found three that we'd buy.

• Winning Recipes: Our take on Hummingbird Cake, with coconut and rum frosting. Hummingbird cake is a classic Southern dessert with so many versions and different ingredient concoctions.

• Blink-182 and Lil Wayne have announced a summer tour together and they are coming to Tampa. That's not the only concert announcements this week. Look here on our Arts and Entertainment page for news of Incubus, Deep Purple and Mary Poppins herself, Julie Andrews, coming soon to the Tampa Bay area.

• The University of South Florida's new logo — a full-bodied, lime-green bull which many complained too closely resembled the logo of Wall Street's Merrill Lynch — has been replaced by the newest, but also older, logo. Paul Guzzo writes that USF has adopted the "Iconic Bull U," with the bull's-head profile forming a stylized letter "U," which the athletic department has been using the design for almost 15 years.

• When the dust cleared Saturday afternoon in the Florida Legislature, lawmakers had passed 195 bills. Most now await the signature of Gov. Ron DeSantis. What passed and what failed? The Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau put together a list of some of the 2019 legislative session's most notable bills.

• Florida's record-setting state budget for the coming year won't be setting a record in Pasco County. The $91.1 billion budget approved by the Legislature includes $7.65 million for four local budget requests — two each from Pasco County and the city of Dade City — plus $1.635 million for a charter school and three social service agencies.

CEMEX Construction Materials Florida has won the legal case that blocked its expansion into new mining territory west of Brooksville. It comes after eight years of testimony by dozens of experts, a half dozen public meetings and hundreds of signed petitions opposing the expansion.

• The Florida Legislature has finished the 2019 session. But what exactly did lawmakers do? The Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau has coverage of all the fallout coverage from the state capital at the The Buzz.

• The rise and fall of former Port Richey Dale Massad is well known. The ex-mayor made national headlines after he was arrested on charges that he fired on deputies and practiced medicine without a licence in his own home. But Rebecca Woolington and Justin Trombly found that Massad's problems, and Port Richey's problems, go back two years and entangles city officials who did little to curb the erratic mayor's influence on the city.

ALSO READ: The long, odd history of Pasco County politicians behaving badly

• From the moment Florida launched its Best and Brightest teacher bonus in 2015, critics have blasted its reliance on educators' college entrance scores to help determine who got the money. That's why lawmakers approved new rules that remove those scores as a factor. But Jeffrey Solochek writes that disdain for the bonus plan remains, as many say the new criteria are worse than before.

• For the latest education coverage, make sure to read The Gradebook. And check out the Gradebook podcast as education reporter Jeffrey Solochek leads a weekly discussion about Florida education.

• The Keurig machine changed how Americans drink coffee — but will it have the same luck with cocktails? Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig is going to find out in Florida, where it's launching a new high-tech drink dispenser this month. With a concentrated flavored-alcohol pod and the push of a button, the machine can whip up a craft cocktail in seconds from a Moscow mule or a mai tai to an old fashioned or gin and tonic.

• Restaurant openings and closings: We have news here of the gas station-turned-anticipated brewery Clearwater Brewing Company, the long-awaited South Tampa location for the superfood cafe chain Grain and Berry has arrived, a storefront for Wandering Whisk Bakeshop and Bodega's Greek-Lebanese sibling, Baba, are underway.

• Attention Harry Potter fans: Meet Hagrid. We have a first look at what Universal is calling its most life-like animated character ever, and it's coming to the new coaster opening at the Orlando theme park in June.

• The Times online Arts and Entertainment page tells you everything you need to know about what to do, see, eat and experience around town.

• Read the Tampa Bay Times online Sports page with the latest news about the Lightning, Bucs, Rays, Bulls, Gators, Noles and high school sports.

• It's time for the Bucs to make a decision: Does Gerald McCoy stay or does he go? A few weeks after the NFL draft, Bucs coach Bruce Arians wouldn't even name McCoy as one of the team's returning defensive starters. After Twitter trolls went after him this past Sunday, McCoy took to his Instagram account to post a video of him working out. Rick Stroud explains how the Bucs backed themselves into a corner with McCoy.

• Also why are Bucs fans complaining on Twitter about ... a ping pong table? Listen to the latest Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast from Times sportswriter Rick Stroud and company.

• Eighteen months ago the athletic department formally announced plans for the USF Football Center. On Monday, athletic director Michael Kelly said the school has received $18.4 million in commitments for the center, roughly $7 million more than it had only seven months ago, but still less than half of its projected $40 million cost.

• Get the latest Bucs news as coach Bruce Arians gets ready for the 2019 season and follow Rick Stroud at @NFLSTROUD on Twitter and fellow beat writer Eduardo A. Encina at @EddieInTheYard.

• The Rays have started this season strong, but can they keep it up? Rays beat writer Marc Topkin will be there every step of the way. Follow him at @TBTimes_Rays.