(RepublicanNews.org) – The Walt Disney Company and the state of Florida have been going back and forth for some time now following the passage of the Parental Rights in Education bill. Disney is heavily critical of Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for his decision to sign the bill into law. Now, DeSantis and other state government officials are fighting back in a new way.
70-38: Over the sound of Democrat protests, the Florida House of Representatives passes a bill stripping Disney of its special tax status.
The bill now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), who is expected to sign it. pic.twitter.com/wVOax8wxTc
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DeSantis signed the new bill that would strip Disney of special privileges allowing it to self-govern its own “special district” within the state. The new legislation would also terminate other special districts in Florida; six currently exist in total.
DeSantis signed the bill last week. However, the greatest impacts from those potential changes wouldn’t hit until at least June of 2023.
Florida’s House of Representatives passed the new law with a 70-38 vote. Senate vote results were similar; it voted 23-16 in favor of the bill. The legislation serves as the latest stone cast in the ongoing dispute between DeSantis and Disney.
Disney additionally criticizes the Parental Rights in Education law as a whole, claiming it discriminates against members of the LGBTQ community. On the other hand, those supporting the law say it protects kids from sexual subject matter. How will this decision impact Disney in the future? Will the company attempt to fight it, or will Disney ultimately relocate?
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