DeSantis Gets Bill Finalizing Takeover Of Disney District

Florida Politics reports:

The Legislature approved a bill that allows Gov. Ron DeSantis to appoint Disney World government’s board members. The Senate voted 26-9 Friday on the bill after the House approved it earlier with a vote of 82-31 Thursday.

The bill also renames Reedy Creek Improvement District to the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District. “They’re not in charge of themselves anymore,” House Speaker Paul Renner said of Disney during a Friday press conference before the vote. “As the Governor said, ‘There’s a new sheriff in town.’”

The bill comes after DeSantis feuded with Disney following the company speaking out against the “Parent Rights in Education” law last year. Democrats, the minority in the Legislature, voiced concerns the state’s takeover of Reedy Creek was retribution for Disney taking a stand on a political issue.

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