Political and Legislative

Governor DeSantis Signs Bill Ending Self-Governing Power of Walt Disney World

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday signed a bill ending Walt Disney World’s self-governing status and establishing a new state-controlled district, giving the governor’s mansion more power over the theme park and its surrounding acreage.

“Allowing a corporation to control its own government is bad policy, especially when the corporation makes decisions that impact an entire region. This legislation ends Disney’s self-governing status, makes Disney live under the same laws as everybody else, and ensures that Disney pays its debts and fair share of taxes,” DeSantis said in a statement.

The bill ends Disney’s control over the Reedy Creek Improvement District, the 25,000 acres that Disney has self-governed for decades.

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