Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday terminating the Walt Disney Company’s special tax district that allows it to operate as a largely autonomous entity.
Enacted in 1967 to attract the entertainment giant to Florida, the Reedy Creek Improvement District conferred a range of privileges — including control over police and fire units as well as infrastructure management.
The abrupt nixing of the arrangement came after Disney vocally objected to legislation DeSantis initiated that banned instruction related to gender identity and sexual orientation to kids in kindergarten through the third grade.
Supporters assert that it shields kids from inappropriately sexual material in the younger grades.
But vocal critics — including top Disney brass — bashed it as a “cruel” attack on the LGBTQ community and dubbed it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. MORE AT https://nypost.com/2022/04/22/ron-desantis-officially-ends-disneys-special-florida-tax-status/