Disney and Florida trade lawsuits as DeSantis seeks to reassert state control over the company’s special economic area

Florida governor Ron DeSantis’ feud with Disney went a step further last week when the Central Florida Tourism Oversight Board voted to sue the entertainment and theme park company, which had previously sued the state in federal court. As AN has previously reported, the origins of the dispute go back to January 2022 when HB 1557, Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, was introduced in the Florida House of Representatives. Disney, under public pressure, spoke out against the legislation, leading DeSantis to threaten Disney’s high level of independent governance. While legal resolve will not be immediate, the company’s Central Florida economic miracle is in jeopardy. 

→ Continue reading at The Architect's Newspaper

[ufc-fb-comments url="http://www.newyorkmetropolitan.com/design/disney-and-florida-trade-lawsuits-as-desantis-seeks-to-reassert-state-control-over-the-companys-special-economic-area"]

Latest Articles

Related Articles