DeSantis Aims to End Disney World's Special Status in Florida

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DeSantis Aims To End , Disney World's Special Status in Florida.
NPR reports Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis has expanded a legislature session aimed at the state's most popular tourist attraction, Disney World.
NPR reports Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis has expanded a legislature session aimed at the state's most popular tourist attraction, Disney World.
DeSantis has proposed a bill that could
cancel all "independent special districts"
in Florida formed before 1968.
In 1967, Walt Disney garnered support from then Florida governor Claude Kirk, .
subsequently taking almost complete
control of the over 40 square mile plot
of land on which Disney World sits.
Currently, "special districts" in Florida are exempt from nearly all state regulations.
Though Disney has consistently been one of the states leading businesses, DeSantis has criticized the company for its "woke" policies.
When Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently signaled support for the repeal of
Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill, .
DeSantis said Disney had "crossed the line.".
According to NPR, relations between Disney and DeSantis haven't always been so tense.
According to NPR, relations between Disney and DeSantis haven't always been so tense.
Per Politico, Disney had donated $50,000 directly to DeSantis' campaign fund during the election cycle of 2020.
Per Politico, Disney had donated $50,000 directly to DeSantis' campaign fund during the election cycle of 2020

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