Special Session on Future of Reedy Creek Improvement District Set for Monday, February 6th

    According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, the Florida Legislature will hold a special session on Monday, February 6th to present a bill that will reportedly seek state control of the Reedy Creek Improvement District.

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has previously expressed an interest in making The Walt Disney Company pay for a nearly $1 billion debt carried by RCID, despite no law requiring Disney to do so. The bill set to be presented should “protect local taxpayers from the District’s debts”. It remains to be seen how DeSantis and lawmakers will accomplish that. Disney is said to be working with DeSantis in private to come up with a solution that will have little impact on Walt Disney World while helping the governor save face in a battle with “woke culture”.

    The road to dismantling the Reedy Creek Improvement District is a winding one, but one that started essentially out of retaliation by DeSantis after he and Disney butted heads over the “Don’t Say Gay” law earlier this year. Here’s a timeline of the fallout:

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