Florida lawmakers have stripped Disney of special tax status | BBC News


Florida lawmakers have voted to strip Walt Disney of its special self-governing status amid a political clash between the company and the governor.

The status gave Disney powers to levy tax, build roads and control utilities on the lands of its theme park.

The entertainment conglomerate did not respond to a request for comment.

The move is widely seen as retribution for Disney’s opposition to a bill that bars many primary-school classrooms from discussing sexual orientation.

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