Florida taxpayers say they are collateral damage in Disney battle

By Lauren Berg (May 3, 2022, 9:21 p.m. EDT) — Florida’s new law dissolving certain special districts — enacted in retaliation for Walt Disney Co.’s opposition to what critics call the “Don’t Say Gay” law — unconstitutionally threatens residents with increased taxes, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in the Sunshine State.

The rationale behind SB 4-C, which eliminates Disney’s ability to operate an independent government entity called the Reedy Creek Improvement District around its Orlando-area theme parks, was to punish the company for opposing The state’s controversial law banning classroom instruction about gender identity and sexual orientation to young elementary school students, according to the lawsuit filed…

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