Tallahassee – Gov. Ron DeSantis, one of Florida’s largest employers, signed into law on Monday. Peel off and measure of the Walt Disney Company Self-government status, payback after tourism giant I defied him last year.
The governor, widely expected to announce a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, twice used the emerging as his favorite provocation aimed at the company. “There’s a new sheriff in town,” he warned.
“The corporate kingdom is finally coming to an end,” DeSantis said.
The governor’s book, “The Courage to Be Free,” will be officially published on Tuesday during an announced visit to Venice in Sarasota County. In the book, DeSantis covers Disney controversies in detail, develops his version of the backstory, and clashes with entertainment icons.
The law, which was signed Monday, sanctioned Reedy, a Disney-administered special tax district that handles roads, building permits, fire protection and other infrastructure needs across 25,000 acres of company property in Orange and Osceola counties. We are rebuilding the Creek Improvement District.
Outnumbered Democrats in the Florida legislature opposed the bill as unnecessary government interference and simple bullying by the governor to score political points.
Democrats see ‘socialism’ in DeSantis takeover
“It’s like nationalizing a company. It’s true socialism,” Senator Jason Pizzo (North Miami Beach, D-North Miami Beach) said during a debate on the bill earlier this month.
Under the bill, a five-member Disney-related board of directors for Reedy Creek will be appointed by DeSantis and will become known as the Central Florida Tourist Watch District.
DeSantis announced his first appointment on Monday. Among them are Bridget Ziegler, a member of the Sarasota County Board of Education, wife of Florida Republican Party Speaker Christian Ziegler, and Seminole County Attorney Michael Ziegler, president of the regional chapter of the Federalist Association, a conservative legal organization. Supporters such as Sasso were included. .
Others include Tampa attorney Martin Garcia, Clearwater attorney Brian Angust, and Ron Pelli, CEO of The Gathering USA, an evangelical forum focused on faith and culture. will be
Clashes return to custody/’can’t say gay’ bill
DeSantis’ feud with Disney dates back to last year, when the entertainment giant challenged his custody laws and was denounced by critics as “Don’t Say Gay.”
The governor on Monday once again demonized Disney executives for “trying to inject sexuality into many shows,” a theme DeSantis and his supporters reiterated during last year’s parental rights law debate.
DeSantis’ proposal prohibited classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-3 or in a manner that was inappropriate for the age or development of the student. LGBTQ rights groups said the ban would open the door to discrimination against students and even limit discussions about their own families.
Students across the state went on campus-wide strikes during last legislative session to protest parental rights measures briefly approved by the Republican-controlled Congress.
Lawmakers last year approved the abolishment of the Reedy Creek district by June of this year, but there are concerns that the action will shift the $700 million of the district bond debt to Central Florida taxpayers. Since then, DeSantis and lawmakers redid their slaps on Disney during a special session in early February.
The legislature in session also sought to resolve other legal issues facing the governor.
In fact, actions subsequently approved dismissed a lawsuit in which DeSantis was accused of misappropriating taxpayer money by flying 50 immigrants from Texas to Massachusetts, and another filed his case against the arrest of 20 people. It can help strengthen litigation. 2020 election.
Courts had already dismissed the first three voter lawsuits because of jurisdictional issues.
DeSantis Amendments Included in Disney Bill
Disney’s invoice (HB 9B) also contained an amendment required by DeSantis, specifically to maintain its debt obligations with the Reedy Creek District. Still, he would also power DeSantis on Reedy Creek’s board of directors.
Reedy Creek has been around since 1967 when it was created in anticipation of the arrival of Walt Disney World in Central Florida. The company and the park thrived, turning Florida into an international tourist destination, but DeSantis portrayed policy ties differently today.
“How can we give one theme park its own government and treat other theme parks differently?” DeSantis said Monday in justifying the change.
DeSantis will join other speakers at the event, including fire union officials, Disney cast members, and long-time foes of Walt Disney World, to share past COVID-19 policies, labor practices, and overarching messages. mocked the company about , poisoned the governor and several speakers “awakened”.
Disney World refrains from responding.
“We are focused on the future and ready to work within this new paradigm to innovate and inspire the millions of guests who come to Florida each year to visit Walt Disney World. Continue to give and bring joy, Walt Disney World said after lawmakers approved a redo of Reedy Creek.
John Kennedy is a reporter for the USA TODAY Network’s Florida Capital Bureau. You can contact him at email@example.com or @JKennedyReport on Twitter.
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