DeSantis Bill Pushes To End Disney’s Self-Governance

Visitors walk along Main Street at The Magic Kingdom as Walt Disney World reopens following Hurricane Ian on September 30, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. - Forecasters expect Hurricane Ian to cause life-threatening storm surges in the Carolinas on Friday after unleashing devastation in Florida, where it left a yet unknown number of dead in its wake. After weakening across Florida, Ian regained its Category 1 status in the Atlantic Ocean and was headed toward the Carolinas, the US National Hurricane Center said Friday. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP) (Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is pushing a bill that would deprive Disney World of its special self-governance status.
  • Sources in DeSantis’s office told Fox News that the self-governing status of the company would be replaced by a state-run board, with members appointed by the governor himself.
  • A notice was posted on Osceola County’s website announcing the planned legislation. Disney World is situated in Osceola and Orange counties.

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