Florida Governer, Ron DeSantis just got a huge win against woke Disney.
DeSantis officially signed a bill stripping Disney of its self-governing power in Florida.
The bill will remove Disney’s special tax privileges, appoints a state board, and prevents debts from being transferred to taxpayers.
FOX News reported:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill into law that ends Disney’s self-governing power and puts the media giant under the control of a state board.
“Since the 1960s, they’ve enjoyed privileges unlike any company or individual in the state of Florida has ever enjoyed,” DeSantis said at a news conference held at a firehouse minutes away from Disney World. “They had exemptions from laws that everyone else had to follow. They were able to get huge amounts of benefits without paying their fair share of taxes.”
Before signing the legislation, DeSantis told attendees to check their watches so they know “what time the corporate kingdom came to an end.”
“How do you give one theme park its own government and then treat all of the other theme parks differently?” he asked. “So we believe that that was not good policy. We believe that being joined at the hip with this one California-based company was not something that was justifiable or sustainable.”
DeSantis said with the signing of this bill, the “corporate kingdom” has finally come to an end.
The bill changes the name from the Reedy Creek Improvement District to the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District and will become subject to various layers of state oversight.