Governor Traps A Mouse

Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 9-B which affects the Reedy Creek Improvement District in Orange and Osceola Counties. The bill means the end of self-governing status and special privileges provided to Walt Disney World through the Reedy Creek Improvement District and establishes a new state-controlled district accountable to all the people of Florida….

The bill provides legislative intent on the district’s authority to raise revenue and pay outstanding bonds and other obligations without interruption. HB 9-B ends Disney’s self-governing status and imposes a five-member state control board that is appointed by the Governor and subject to Senate confirmation.