The following is an excerpt from Just The News.
The Florida House voted Thursday to strip Walt Disney World of its private government status, a victory for GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis who has battled with the entertainment conglomerate over gender-curriculum issues in public schools.
Disney has opposed a recently passed bill that bans the instruction of sexual orientation and gender identity in classrooms for grades K-3.
The move will likely carry enormous tax implications for Disney, which employs roughly 70,000 Floridians across its tremendously popular theme parks in Orlando.
The bill passed by a vote of 70-38, a day after the state Senate approved it 23-16. DeSantis is expected to swiftly sign the bill, approved during a special session for which he called.
The special tax district that, according to the bill, will come to an end in 2023 has allowed the Walt Disney Co. to govern the land that houses its theme parks.
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