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Anna Eskamani, Richie Floyd and Annabelle Tometich talk abortion, Tampa Bay Rays, and ‘The Mango Tree’

It’s a busy morning on “The Skinny” and we zoomed in on the Tampa Bay area with St. Petersburg City Councilman Richie Floyd who updated us on the Tampa Bay Rays stadium saga, Orlando-based Rep....
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs into law restrictions on sleeping in public

DeSantis says the law 'will keep sidewalks from becoming “tent cities” and “ensure that Florida streets are clean.'
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Ron DeSantis signs a bill making it more difficult for people who are undocumented to get identification in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed three bills that proponents argue will be deterrents to undocumented immigrants coming to Florida.
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A bill in the Florida Legislature restricts the use of personal pronouns in government agencies

A Florida House Republican filed a bill that would place restrictions on government agencies in the use of personal pronouns.
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Democrats and Republicans in the Florida House reject a resolution calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war; supporters of a cease-fire are accused of anti-Semitism

The Florida House rejected a resolution for an “immediate de-escalation and cease-fire” in the war between Israel and Hamas.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., October 25, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police violence causes frustration Last night the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee failed to persuade the Citizen’s Review Board to investigate injuries Tampa Police officers caused a woman 4 years ago. Kelsey Storemski found herself...
Anna Eskamani on WMNF's Tuesday Cafe

Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-Orlando) calls the special legislative session on Iran “performance”

On WMNF’s Tuesday Café, State Representative Anna Eskamani called the Florida special session more politics and performance by the governor.

Political leaders, demonstrators call for charges to be dropped in USF diversity protest case

Listen: Demonstrators and political leaders rallied in Tampa this morning, demanding charges to be dropped for protesters facing court after challenging the University of South Florida’s diversity policies. Demonstrators chanted outside of the downtown Tampa...
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Rep. Anna Eskamani talks New College, Florida Democrats and more with ‘The Skinny’ on WMNF Tampa

For the Feb. 3 installment of WMNF’s Friday news program “The Skinny,” Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani called in to discuss her trip to Sarasota where DeSantis-appointed board members ousted New College’s president in its effort...
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State Rep. Anna Eskamani on the homeowner’s insurance special session

State Representative Anna Eskamani on the Florida Legislature special session on insurance and whether there was enough help for homeowners.

Florida Democrats, advocates say rent stabilization and right to counsel could help address the state’s housing and eviction crisis

Florida Democrats are calling on Governor Ron DeSantis to add the state’s housing crisis to the agenda of a special legislative session focused on Florida’s property insurance market that’s scheduled to begin next week.  During...
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Activists decry Florida’s proposed 15-week abortion ban

Wednesday in Tallahassee, Floridians for Reproductive Freedom held a press conference calling for access to reproductive healthcare. Activists and elected officials gathered in Florida’s capitol to voice opposition to extreme abortion bills proposed in the...

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