DeSantis and Florida Republicans move to strip Disney World of its self-governing powers

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced that state legislature will consider repealing special privileges that give Disney quasi-government powers over the area where the Walt Disney World Resort is located.

The governor said at a press conference that when lawmakers meet in special session this week to redraw the state’s congressional maps, their agenda will be expanded to consider repealing all special districts enacted before 1968, including the Reedy Creek Improvement District where Walt Disney World is located.

The move would strike a blow against Disney after the company inserted itself into a political controversy over Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, which bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in K-3 grades and restricts such discussions to what state standards determine are age- or developmentally appropriate settings.

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