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Florida Governor Takes Aim at Disney's 'Corporate Kingdom'

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Florida Governor Takes Aim at Disney's 'Corporate Kingdom'

Florida Governor Takes Aim at Disney's 'Corporate Kingdom'

Florida Governor , Takes Aim at Disney's , 'Corporate Kingdom'.

Florida Governor , Takes Aim at Disney's , 'Corporate Kingdom'.

On February 27, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced a bill taking control of a special tax district containing Walt Disney World.

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On February 27, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced a bill taking control of a special tax district containing Walt Disney World.

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Al Jazeera reports that the special tax status allowed Walt Disney Co to operate within Florida with a high degree of autonomy.

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The corporate kingdom finally comes to an end, Ron DeSantis, Florida Governor, via Al Jazeera.

Last year, Republicans in Florida clashed with Disney over a law restricting classroom instruction of gender and sexual orientation.

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The new bill authorizes the governor to appoint five supervisors to oversee municipal services like road maintenance, waste collection and fire protection.

The new bill authorizes the governor to appoint five supervisors to oversee municipal services like road maintenance, waste collection and fire protection.

Allowing a corporation to control its own government is bad policy, especially when the corporation makes decisions that impact an entire region, Ron DeSantis, Florida Governor, via Al Jazeera.

This legislation ends Disney’s self-governing status, makes Disney live under the same laws as everybody else, and ensures that Disney pays its debts and fair share of taxes, Ron DeSantis, Florida Governor, via Al Jazeera.

According to the Themed Entertainment Association, Disney World drew 36.2 million visitors to Florida in 2021.

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The park is also central Florida's largest employer, employing approximately 75,000 people.

Al Jazeera reports that shares in Disney were up 0.4%, as of February 27, despite the signing of the Florida bill


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