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Florida governor signs bill stripping Disney of self-governing authority

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill to dissolve Walt Disney World's private government. The entertainment giant opposed a new state law critics have dubbed Don't Say Gay. The law would eliminate the Reedy Creek Improvement District, as the 55-year-old Disney government is known. The move could have huge tax implications for Disney.
2 months ago·Tallahassee, United States

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Florida's governor signs law revoking Disney powers

Disney's special status allowed it to in effect operate its own municipal government in Florida.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

Florida governor signs bill stripping Disney of self-governing authority

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill that strips Walt Disney Co of self-governing authority at its Orlando-area parks in retaliation for its opposition to a new law that limits the teaching of LGBTQ issues in schools.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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CTV News

Disney government dissolution bill signed by DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill to dissolve Walt Disney World's private government, after the entertainment giant criticized a measure that critics have dubbed the 'Don't Say Gay' law.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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CBS Local

Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill Dissolving Disney World's Special District

The bill dissolves the private government entity controlled by Disney that provides municipal-like services for its 27,000 acres was approved by the Florida legislature and signed Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

2 months ago·United States
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NDTV

Law That Revokes Disney's Special Status Signed By Florida Governor

Florida governor Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a law that eliminates a statute that has for decades allowed entertainment giant Disney to act as a local government in Orlando, where it has its theme park.

2 months ago·New Delhi, India
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The Independent

DeSantis signs bill to dissolve Disney’s governing agreement in wake of Don’t Say Gay

For decades, Disney has effectively taxed itself to provide services for the company town it created. Florida officials warn that without the special tax district, the burden could fall on taxpayers

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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