Gov. Ron DeSantis Suggests Florida Will Assume Control of Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District

By  //  May 17, 2022

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(FOX BUSINESS) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that the state government will likely assume control of Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District after he signed a bill dissolving the company’s private government last month.

“Even though there are ways you could potentially have local communities absorb jurisdiction over Disney – after seeing them threatening to raise taxes on their citizens, we are not going to be in a situation where we’re just going to be giving them locally control,” DeSantis said at Seminole State College during a press conference.

“[It’s] more likely that the state will simply assume control and make sure that we’re able to impose the law and make sure we’re collecting the taxes.”

The dissolution of Disney’s private government comes after the company spoke out against a law that bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity for children in third grade and younger.

“Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law,” Walt Disney Company said in a statement last month.

“Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that.”