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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    Quoting that part of the article: Chapek will need all the support he can get. With the midterm elections looming in November, issues including race, abortion, guns and LGBTQ rights will dominate the debate on the left and right. This means the image of “woke” Disney is likely to remain in the...
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    Some highlights from the Financial Times article: Early on, Disney had an opportunity to sign a letter protesting the Parental Rights in Education Act. Several companies such as Apple and Amazon had signed this letter. Now fired Disney head of corporate affairs Geoff Morrell advised Disney CEO...
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    This makes for an interesting read from the Financial Times: How Disney Lost Florida
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    Orlando Becoming East Coast Headquarters for Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products

    I suspect Disney spokespeople have received explicit instructions to not comment on the situation with DeSantis. We might have an insatiable appetite for an update but Disney seems to be carefully crafting their next step. I suggest not interpreting the spokesperson’s silence one way or the other.
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    Is this Disney's first counterpunch, or just a coincidence? Walt Disney Imagineering Move to Lake Nona Delayed to 2026 The Walt Disney Company has delayed their plan to move Walt Disney Imagineering, consumer products, and other departments to Lake Nona until mid-2026. The move was previously...
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    Ultimately, Disney is going to win this in court. It’s just a matter of how. If DeSantis backs them into a corner, Disney is definitely going to want to take the State of Florida to court. With DeSantis (and other politicians) shooting off his mouth, Disney has the upper hand here.
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    The Florida Constitution states: SECTION 20. Standards for establishing congressional district boundaries.—In establishing congressional district boundaries: (a) No apportionment plan or individual district shall be drawn with the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incumbent...
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    In case anyone thinks it is not risky for Disney to pursue this through the Florida Supreme Court: Florida Supreme Court lets DeSantis-backed congressional map stand As noted in this article: The groups have also argued that the map violates state constitutional provisions intended to prevent...
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    I understand your anger but what does Disney gain by launching an all-out assault on a sitting governor who likely will easily win re-election later this year? Whether you like it or not (and regardless of whether it’s legal and eventually will be overturned by the courts) DeSantis’ actions are...
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    Up to this point, Disney hasn't said a word. (All we've seen so far is a statement from RCID concerning its bond obligations.) I suspect there will be thousands of hours of legal work invested before Disney comes out with a public statement. If they want to, Disney's next statement could...
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    As long as we are referencing state statutes, the legislature can write new statutes to alter those existing statutes using the infamous “notwithstanding”. Legislatures change laws all the time. This is why we should focus the Florida Constitution to find ways it might be violated. Therefore...
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    Regarding the two options you suggest: The legislature/governor might create a new Independent Special Board pursuant to F.S.189.031 to replace RCID. This new ISD could very well include a board wholly appointed by the governor. Per the link you provided, Florida currently has dozens of ISDs...
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    RCID is a special district. As of September 2014, there were 146 independent special districts within Florida that the governor controlled: The governor taking control of an independent special district such as RCID does not break new ground. IMO, the questions are: How were these 146...
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    I think we both agree that the legislature handing over control of whatever replaces RCID to the governor is outrageous. However, the question I keep asking is whether this is legal? To be clear, I am not defending the actions of the governor or legislature. Instead, I'm trying to identify...
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    Florida Legislators Want To Remove The Reedy Creek Improvement District

    This is not "the will of the people" or "local taxpayers". This is a powerful corporation headquartered in California with annual revenue $67 billion. The legislative, judicial, and executive branches all have long histories of regulating large companies when they think they have stepped over...
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