DeSantis reignites fight to end Disney World’s self-governing powers

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis upped his fight with Disney over its self-governing powers as the Sunshine State readies to take control of the Reedy Creek Improvement District.

A plan was announced Friday on Osceola County’s website that said Florida lawmakers will seek legislation “increasing state oversight, accountability, and transparency” of the district, which gives Disney quasi-government control over its theme park properties in Florida.

DeSantis is expected to appoint a new board to control Reedy Creek, which has been run by Disney since its creation in 1967, according to Fox News.

“The corporate kingdom has come to an end,” Taryn Fenske, a DeSantis rep, said Friday. “Under the proposed legislation, Disney will no longer control its own government, will live under the same laws as everyone else, will be responsible for their outstanding debts, and will pay their fair share of taxes.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing for Florida to gain control of Disney World’s Reedy Creek district.
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