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Democratic lawmakers endorse Joe Biden administration’s antitrust guidelines, Florida Politics, September 18, 2023

How a utility’s silent spending to control energy policy might determine abortion rights in Florida, Orlando Sentinel, September 15, 2023

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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