In the latest development in Florida's conflict with Walt Disney World, a bill filed Monday during the state's special legislative session would give Gov. Ron DeSantis the ability to appoint a board to run Disney's Reedy Creek Improvement District -- the small, autonomous region that encompasses the company's theme parks outside Orlando.
Those selected by the governor for the oversight board would then go through confirmation by the Florida Senate.
The changes all come after Disney publicly criticized a controversial DeSantis-backed law banning discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in certain K-12 classrooms.
The Parental Rights in Education Law has been dubbed by critics as "Don't Say Gay," while its supporters say it ensures age-inappropriate topics are kept out of class.
Disney, citing concerns of discrimination, has said it "should never have passed and should never have been signed into law." (The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of ABC News.)
With Republicans having control of both chambers of the state legislature, the bill is likely to be considered quickly before being approved and sent to DeSantis to become law.
DeSantis definitely is on a roll, rubbing Disney's nose in its idiotic and uninformed woke opposition to the highly popular Parental Rights in Education law.
I know that Donna has hinted at objecting to increased parental involvement in their children's public school experience but few people share that opinion...particularly in the wake of Covid and what parents learned about what students are being taught these days.
As Greg Gutfeld said on The Five t'other day, if you want tax money spent to promote the LGBT agenda to children, by all means, go for it but, from now on, you'll have to fight for it.
DeSantis is leading that charge.
As pb says, no more foisting.