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Ron DeSantis Threatens Disney's Special Status in Florida

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis escalated a dispute with Walt Disney Co. by asking the state’s legislature to consider the termination of special privileges the company currently enjoys in the Sunshine State.

The legislature, which is meeting in a special session to debate congressional redistricting maps, “will be considering termination of all special districts that were enacted in Florida prior to 1968, and that includes the Reedy Creek Improvement District,” DeSantis said Tuesday. Reedy Creek was created in 1967 by a special act of the legislature to allow Disney to carry out certain municipal functions on its own.