The Disney Corporation might be at risk of losing the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), which acts as the company’s own government with land in Orange and Osceola counties, after some Florida officials suggested this week that those self-governing rights could be rescinded.
“Disney has alienated a lot of people now,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Thursday during a press conference in West Palm Beach, according to CNN. “And so the political influence they’re used to wielding, I think has dissipated. And so the question is, why would you want to have special privileges in the law at all? And I don’t think that we should.”
Talks about revoking the Reedy Creek Improvement Act of 1967 circulated after the governor signed the Parental Rights in Education legislation, or as it’s better known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, into law this week. The legislation, which has been a subject of national controversy, bans public school teachers from discussing sexual orientation with students who are between the ages of 5 to 9. Disney condemned the bill and said Monday that the corporation plans to help revoke it.
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