Florida's Gov. Ron DeSantis vs. Disney: What happens now?

Understanding how Disney and Florida's special understanding soured

Ron DeSantis.
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There's a battle going on between the Walt Disney Company and the government of the state of Florida and it's a little complicated. Walt Disney World is self-governing, with it's own police and fire departments and other municipal services. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is trying to dissolve that arrangement in retribution for Disney's opposition to Florida's new Parental Rights in Education act, or "Don't Say Gay" law, which bans or limits teaching about sexual orientation or gender identity in K-12 public schools.

So, what happens next with Disney's self-governance, and who will bear the cost?

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