Florida lawmakers strip Disney of self-governing status

Florida lawmakers strip Disney of self-governing status

Florida lawmakers strip Disney of self-governing status

The Metro says Florida lawmakers on Thursday voted to strip the Walt Disney Company of its special self-governing status, adding fuel to an ongoing political feud between the company and the governor.

Its special status gave Disney the ability to tax, build roads and control utilities on the lands of its theme parks, and essentially operate as its own municipal government.

The proposal was first introduced on Tuesday by Republican state Senator Jennifer Bradley, though its opponents believe it was driven by Governor Ron DeSantis as retaliation for Disney’s opposition to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law.

The Parental Rights in Education bill, signed into law by DeSantis, limits primary school teachers from discussing gender and sexual-orientation related issues in classes up to third grade, and potentially through high school.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/21/florida-lawmakers-strip-disney-of-self-governing-status-16513595/

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