DeSantis, in a speech in Georgia on Thursday, promised more action after Disney stripped the board governing the district where Walt Disney World is located of most of its authority. However, some may argue that Disney lured DeSantis into a trap.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is vowing there is still “more to come” in the state’s battle to take over the former Reedy Creek Improvement District, which encompasses the Walt Disney World Resort.
DeSantis, at a speech in Georgia on Thursday, promised more action after Disney stripped the board governing the district where Walt Disney World is located of most of its authority before it was restructured and stocked with the governor’s appointees. The entertainment company subtly cut the legs out from underneath the board and fought to ensure its crippled state by including what some are calling the “King Charles clause.”
“There’s a lot of little back-and-forths going on now with the state taking control, but rest assured, you know, you ain’t seen nothing yet,” DeSantis said. “There’s more to come in that regard.”
On Thursday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody made a public records request to the Disney-appointed board members of the former Reedy Creek Improvement District.
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In the letter, she demands texts, emails, and other public records regarding “documents discussing an intention or goal of circumventing, avoiding, frustrating, mitigating, or otherwise attempting to avoid the effects of anticipated actions of the Florida Governor and Legislature.” The letter says there is a potential for civil and criminal penalties if records are not turned over.
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