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Florida Senate housing bill bans rent control, gives developers tax breaks

Orange official’s essay backing controversial rent control alternative came from industry rep, Orlando Sentinel, 6/3/22

New Florida program helps ‘hometown heroes’ buy their first homes, DeSantis says, Sun Sentinel, 5/23/22

Letting Businesses Sue Cities Is Florida’s New Preemption Idea, Bloomberg Law, 4/22/2022

Florida lawmakers raid $100M from affordable housing for program that doesn’t exist, Orlando Sentinel, 4/3/2022

When Democrats vote Republican, Floridians always lose | Steve Bousquet, SunSentinel, 2/25/22

State legislation could turn affordable housing into market rate, KeyNews, 2/25/22

House panel ignores pleas to rethink Gov. DeSantis’ latest immigration crackdown, Florida Phoenix, 2/3/22

Immigration Enforcement Bill Clears A Hurdle After Lots Of Debate, WFLA, 2/3/22

Bills allowing businesses to sue local government over ordinances pass through the Senate, WFSU, 1/28/22

Are Lawmakers Seeking to Censor Discussions of Race and Gender in Classrooms and the Workplace?,, 1/27/22

'It is wrong on a human level': Opponents blast Florida GOP's renewed attack on so-called 'sanctuary cities', Creative Loafing, 1/25/22

DeSantis’ immigration crackdown wins Senate committee approval, Orlando Sentinel, 1/24/22

Senate panel backs Gov. DeSantis, OKs sanctions for participating in asylum airlift, Florida Phoenix, 1/24/22

Relief or ‘poor tax’? Companies offer an alternative to apartment security deposits for Florida renters, Orlando Sentinel, 1/19/22

Bill to create alternative to security deposit for Florida renters clears first hurdle, Tallahassee Democrat, 1/18/22

Legislation would allow businesses to sue local governments for losses, News4Jax, 1/3/22

Inside Climate News, An African American Community in Florida Blocked Two Proposed Solar Farms. Then the Florida Legislature Stepped In., 1/2/22

Tampa Bay Times, Florida lawmakers carve out $31.6 million tax break for business meals, 4/18/21

CBS Miami, Plan To Revamp Florida’s Much-Criticized Online Unemployment System Moving In Legislature, 4/1/21

WFSU, Conservative Think Tank Pushing For Changes To Florida Election Laws, 3/30/21

WCJB, Florida House committee approves two bills making it harder to amend the constitution, 3/29/21

Palm Beach Post, Cloud-based unemployment portal gets bipartisan support, but will filing be harder for some? 3/17/21

WCTV, State lawmakers look to preempt energy regulation, 3/16/21

Orlando Sentinel: Florida may use federal COVID relief money to cut unemployment taxes for businesses, 3/4/21

Florida Politics: Bill protecting ‘agritourism’ and farming nuisances heads to Senate floor, 3/4/21

Orlando Business Journal, Online tax collection plan backed in Florida Senate, 2/19/21

WGCU, Plan To Tax Online Purchases Gets Support In Florida Senate, 2/19/21

Law 360 Tax Authority, Fla. Marketplace Facilitator, Nexus Tax Bill Passes 2nd Panel, 2/18/21

Florida Phoenix, Governor’s ‘anti-mob’ bill draws barrage of condemnation in first legislative hearing, 1/27/2021

Law 360 Tax Authority, Fla. Panel OKs Marketplace Facilitator, Nexus Tax Bill, 1/25/21


Sun Sentinel, Florida’s ban on evictions has expired. What now for tenants who are months behind on rent? 10/1/2020

Sun Sentinel, It’s the end of the month and renters await another DeSantis eviction decision, but does it matter anymore? 9/29/2020

Orlando Sentinel, DeSantis veto of $225M affordable housing program is ‘a huge hit,’ Orange County says, 7/6/2020

WFSU, DeSantis Signs Bill Making It Harder To Pass Citizens Initiatives Despite Calls To Veto, 4/12/2020
Miami Herald, Rejecting tax breaks, Florida lawmakers approve sales tax holiday, 3/14/2020

Orlando Sentinel, Coronavirus outbreak spurs Florida groups to push, again, for paid sick time for workers, 3/13/2020

Tallahassee Democrat, Stiffer requirements to change state constitution moving in House and Senate, 2/20/2020

New4Jax, Voter groups call bill 'the final nail in the coffin’ for ballot iniatives 2/6/2020

Orlando Weekly, Rally outside of Orlando City Hall says 'no more endless wars', 1/10/2020

Florida Phoenix, Immigration listening tour ignites concerns; some say it should be canceled, 8/10/19

Florida Politics, Critics blast Joe Gruters immigration listening tour as ‘election politics’, 8/2/19

The Independent: Trump vows ‘earthquake at the ballot box’ as he launches 2020 reelection campaign, 6/19/19 

Orlando Sentinel: Trump in Orlando: Protestors ready their signs for ‘Win With Love’ Rally, 6/18/19

TIME: Protesters Highlight Gay Rights, Puerto Rico, Immigration as Trump Relaunches Campaign in Florida, 6/18/19

New York Daily News: Anti-Trump protesters gather outside Orlando LGBTQ bar for 'Win With Love’ counterprotest; giant Trump balloon to be on hand, 6/18/19 

Tampa Bay Times: Massive ‘Baby Trump’ balloon looms over Orlando re-election rally, 6/18/19

Orlando Weekly: Orlando counter-protest 'Win With Love' rally will host the baby Trump balloon, 6/17/19

Miami Herald: Bill to scrub voter rolls of non-citizens could make immigration status public, 4/18/19

Florida Politics: After contentious hearing, Senate immigration enforcement bill headed to floor, 4/17/19

WFSU News: Should State Legislators Override Local Decisions? Cities And Counties Say No, 4/17/19

Think Progress: Hundreds of activists protest Florida lawmakers’ secret immigration deal, 3/26/19

StoryCorps: Chapin, Eskamani honor families, Orlando Sentinel, 1/5/19


People recall loved ones as interim Pulse memorial opens, News 13, 5/8/18

Orange County weighs closing gun-show loophole, reimposing 3-day waiting period, Orlando Sentinel, 5/3/18

Take Action with Ida Eskamani, Orlando Lady Boss, 9/1/17

100 Women, 100 Stories: Ida V. Eskamani, The Medium, 3/1/17

Fourteen people making Orlando a better place, Orlando Weekly, 2/8/17

Muslim group files lawsuit challenging Trump's travel ban, WKMG, 1/31/17

Muslims file suit against White House travel order, Channel 13, 1/31/17

CAIR files federal lawsuit calling for end of travel ban, WESH Orlando, 1/31/17

LIVE: CAIR News Conference WATCH LIVE: Council of American-Islamic Relations news conference in Orlando on immigration lawsuit, WFTV, 1/31/17

As many as 1,000 gather at Orlando airport to protest Donald Trump’s immigrant ban, Florida Politics, 1/29/17

Months After Pulse Shooting: 'There Is A Wound On The Entire Community', NPR, 12/13/16

Faith & Healing: From the Heart of Orlando, After Pulse, Finding Our Way Forward, WMFE, 12/13/16

Carlos Guillermo Smith names Ida Eskamani as his Legislative Aide, Orlando Political Observer, 11/29/16

UCF twins become 'future of Florida' at 26, Orlando Sentinel, 11/16/16

UCF's 30 Under 30, College of Sciences News, 11/14/16

Anna and Ida Eskamani: Iranian-American Sisters Against Violence and Inequality, BlackMattersUS, 8/1/16

Hillary Clinton comforts Pulse survivors, families at Orlando roundtable, Orlando Weekly, 7/22/16

UCF alumna arrested at Pulse sit-in, Central Florida Future, 7/15/16

The 10 sit-in protesters speak out after being arrested at Rubio’s office, Watermark, 7/14/16

Ten arrested after sit-in at Marco Rubio's downtown Orlando office, Orlando Weekly, 7/11/16

10 arrested in sit-in at Marco Rubio's Orlando office building, Orlando Sentinel, 7/11/16

Alumna Leads $6 Million Fundraising Effort for Pulse Victims, UCF, 7/1/16

OneOrlando, Equality Florida merge funds for shooting victims, Orlando Sentinel, 6/30/16


Online fundraiser for Orlando nears $7 million goal, The Independent Alligator, 6/28/16

Orlando Plans Aid To People Hurt By Nightclub Attack, NPR, 6/24/16

Some Heartbreaking Ways the Orlando Mass Shooting Devastated Puerto Rico, Mother Jones, 6/24/16

Private donors raise $15 million after Orlando mass shooting, but Florida's victim fund is first to send money, Tampa Bay Times, 6/23/16

Ida Eskamani Discussed Immigration and Pulse Victims, MSNBC, 6/17/16

Community rises up after mass shooting at Orlando gay nightclub kills 49, Watermark, 6/16/16

GoFundMe campaign for Orlando shooting victims hits $2.4 million, CNN Money, 6/14/16

Equality Florida raises $1.6M on GoFundMe page for Orlando shooting victims, Florida Politics, 6/13/16

Wary of Donating on GoFundMe? What to Look for Before You Give Online, Fortune, 6/13/16

How To Help The Pulse Victims Fund Get All The Support It Deserves, Bustle, 6/13/16

As ISIL claims attack, LGBT community in shock, Politico, 6/12/16

Orlando's Black Lives Matter activists want to reclaim Dr. King as a revolutionary, Orlando Weekly, 1/19/16

Meet Ida Eskamani, one of the “30 Under 30” rising stars of Florida politics, Florida Politics, 10/20/15

Higher minimum wage could lead to robust economy, USA Today, 9/4/15

Osceola passes protections for gay and transgender people at emotional meeting, Orlando Sentinel, 8/17/15

A Less Bright Future: Florida Is Breaking Its Promise to Students, The Huffington Post, 6/13/12
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