DeSantis, in Latest Volley Against Disney, Suggests Punitive Steps.

The Florida governor also described proposed legislation he said would override the company’s effort to sidestep oversight of its theme parks.

In what has taken on the trappings of a grudge match, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida punched Disney anew on Monday, announcing new legislation that would override the company’s recent effort to sidestep state oversight of its theme parks.

Mr. DeSantis also suggested a variety of potential punitive actions against Disney — the state’s largest private employer and corporate taxpayer — including reappraising the value of Walt Disney World for property tax levies and developing land near the entrances to the resort.

“Maybe create a state park, maybe try to do more amusement parks — someone even said, like, maybe you need another state prison,” Mr. DeSantis said at a news conference near Disney World.

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The New York Times

By Brooks Barnes

April 17, 2023

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