TIMCAST – Florida Senate, with a 23-16 vote, has passed legislation ending Disney’s tax privilege, self-governing power, and special exemption status.
Since 1967, Disney has operated its own government around Walt Disney World in Florida.
Republican State Rep. Randy Fine, who introduced the legislation, tweeted on Tuesday, “Disney is a guest in Florida. Today, we remind them.”
Republican House Speaker Chris Sprowls said on Tuesday:
“I don’t think there’s another special taxing district in the state that I’m aware of that has the ability to construct their own nuclear power plant. I think that’s something that unique to Disney.”
Under Florida law, Disney can control their own water, power, emergency services — and more.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said during a press conference on Tuesday:
“I was shocked to see some of the stuff that’s in there. They can do their own nuclear power plant. Is there any other private company in the state that can just build a nuclear power plant on their own?”
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