Tallahassee, Fla. — It seems increasingly likely that Florida legislators will return as early as next week to strip some of Disney’s special district powers. The governor continues to hint that it’s happening as hopes grow for another special session in Tallahassee.
The latest nod is Press conference at Milton. Republicans said the Reedy Creek Improvement District was the primary target.
“I think they’ll have a special session in a week or two,” said Gov. Ron DeSantis. “Maybe next week we’re thinking about different things, including Disney no longer having autonomy. It’s done!”
one day BeforeDeSantis said that the state would seek to take over the district’s governing committee, that their legal privileges would be reaping, and that the company would have to pay off more than $700 million in debt without putting taxpayers at risk. Stated.
Reedy Creek Were present Since the late 1960s, Disney has been able to operate the approximately 40 square miles of land surrounding Orlando’s parks as a county government.
Republicans voted sunset After the company challenged the Parents’ Rights in Education (HB 1557) Act last year.
State Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, last introduced the Disney bill. He wanted the new law to have broad implications.
“Private companies cannot dictate government policy. It’s just bad public policy,” Fine said. “The big takeaway from this is that Florida has many special districts, but they are all accountable to the people, not to one private company.”
But will we see that policy by Monday?
MPs are confused. In the background, some said the bill still needed work and that next week’s legislative schedule was too busy to hold a special session. Others said the bill was ready and they expected it to be submitted to its first committee on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Democrats have said they are in the dark about Reedy Creek’s plans and have only heard rumors.D-Miami Gardens State Sen. said it was a further sign of the split.
“There was a time when Democrats and Republicans and the state of Florida really, really worked together,” Jones said. There is something sad about it.”
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