Legislature calls special session to retain Disney special status but create oversight board

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Miami Herald

After months of intrigue, Florida lawmakers will meet in special session next week to consider a plan to reverse their decision to dissolve Walt Disney World’s special taxing district and instead approve a state board to oversee it. If approved, the dispute will resolve an issue that has left the state vulnerable to a lawsuit and Disney at risk of losing the special governing privileges it has held for 55 years. According to memos from Senate President Kathleen Passidomo and House Speaker Paul Renner on Friday, lawmakers will convene in special session starting Monday that will address the Dis…

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