DeSantis Claims State Will Assume Control Of Disney’s Special Government District

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No, he's not an authoritarian dictator... I guess this just means the billion(s) in debt will be assumed by all Floridians? Would this mean state troopers/police would enforce laws? A state fire dept? State zoning?

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

The state will likely assume control of Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, rather than local governments absorbing it, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday. DeSantis said he is working on a proposal that likely will be considered by the Legislature after the November elections.
Reedy Creek, which encompasses Disney World and neighboring properties, is set to dissolve on June 1, 2023. The governor’s office hasn’t released a written plan detailing how the dissolution of Disney World’s private government will unfold.
At an event in Sanford, DeSantis also insisted Central Florida taxpayers will not be forced to absorb the district’s nearly $1 billion in debt. Under state law, the district’s assets and liabilities would be transferred to the “local general purpose government” when it’s abolished.
Read the full article. In other words, every Floridian will eat that billion dollars, not just the residents of Orange and Osceola counties.