• DeSantis makes big move in battle over Disney's self-governing status

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Mon Feb 27 16:32:27 2023
    By Kassy Dillon
    Published February 27, 2023

    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 that they know "what time the corporate kingdom came to an


    Last year, DeSantis signed a measure into law dissolving Walt Disney
    World’s special governing power in the state after the company publicly opposed a new parental rights law in the state. At the bill signing
    ceremony, the Florida Republican said Disney lied about the "Parental
    Rights in Education" law's contents and that he viewed the company’s
    vow to fight it as unacceptable.


    Just think what he will accomplish as president.

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