Florida Lawmakers Meet On Disney Tax Status After ‘Don’t Say Gay’

The Florida Legislature will convene a special session starting Monday on Disney's autonomous tax status and several other projects.

  • The special session was called Friday by House Speaker Paul Renner and Senate President Kathleen, both Republicans.
  • One key issue that will be decided is the status of Disney World and its Reedy Creek Improvement District, a deal reached in 1967 for tax purposes.
  • The state could take over the self-governing area, a move sought by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis seeks after the entertainment giant opposed a bill that restricted gender identity and sexual orientation education in the classroom.