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The Blaze, posted an article, DeSantis and Florida Republicans move to strip Disney World of its self-governing powers, that began: “In addition to congressional reapportionment, this week’s special session will include termination of legacy special districts and removal of exemptions from the big tech accountability law.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced that the “state legislature will consider repealing special privileges” that give Disney quasi-government powers over the area where the Walt Disney World Resort is located. Neither the article nor DeSantis’ statement explained the scope of actions to be taken or that might be taken based on the verb “consider.” The article continued: “The governor said at a press conference that when lawmakers meet in special session this week to redraw the state’s congressional maps, their agenda will be expanded to consider repealing all special districts enacted before 1968, including the Reedy Creek Improvement District where Walt Disney World is located.”

If the removal of the special privileges occurs, the article postulates that “The move would strike a blow against Disney.” The action is being considered and, perhaps, taken, “after the company inserted itself into a political controversy over Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, which bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in K-3 grades and restricts such discussions to what state standards determine are age- or developmentally appropriate settings.”

Facing pressure from left-wing employees to fight DeSantis, Disney released public statements opposing the law, stating, “Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that.”

Being one of the few politicians possessing a backbone, DeSantis responded to the company’s demands “by telling Disney executives to go pound sand and earlier this month suggested that the legislature should repeal laws that essentially give Disney self-governing control over nearly 40 square miles in Central Florida and around Orlando.”

Now it appears the governor and state legislature will follow through on that suggestion. The special privileges apply to what is referred to as “The Reedy Creek Improvement District” and it includes Walt Disney World Resort and, as it explains on its website, Florida law states “that landowners within the Reedy Creek Improvement District, primarily Walt Disney World, would be solely responsible for paying the cost of providing typical municipal services like power, water, roads, fire protection etc. Local taxpayers, meaning residents of Orange and Osceola County, would not have to pay for building or maintaining those services.”

If the law is repealed, Disney would lose the right to govern itself like a city. The theme park’s land would fall under the jurisdictions of Orange and Osceola counties and would be subject to the taxes, rules, and regulations of those county governments.

State Rep. Spencer Roach, a Republican who represents the Fort Myers area, tweeted on March 30 that legislators had met twice to discuss repealing the 1967 Reedy Creek Improvement Act, which grants Disney its special privileges. As reported in the post, Roach said on Tuesday he is “proud that we are taking action to correct this aberration to the free market. The government should never use the power of the state to pick winners & losers in the marketplace. No more corporate welfare,” Roach concluded.

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Biden ‘allies’ concerned with Hollywood lawyer’s ‘aggressive public defense of Hunter Biden’

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Hunter Biden’s Hollywood attorney buddy Kevin Morris is reportedly upsetting President Joe Biden’s “allies” with his very public defense plan for Hunter. Among the defenses is a plan to question the validity of, and story behind, the New York Post’s exclusive 2020 story on Hunter’s laptop found at a Delaware repair shop.

Another issue of concern, according to a New York Times report, is that Morris gave Hunter a loan totaling over $2 million to pay off his tax debts and take care of his living expenses. “It potentially echoes the cash he received while serving on the board of a Ukrainian oligarch’s company and pursuing deals with a Chinese tycoon, the Times said.”

But President Biden’s supporters want his scandalous son to stay out of the public eye and avoid going to trial. Morris’ tactics, however, are making a big splash. For one, he was recently accused of “spying” on filmmakers who are making an independent movie “My Son Hunter.” The movie allegedly paints an unflattering portrait of the Biden family.

The Times said Morris may try to use footage he shot on the movie’s set located in Serbia to try and “undermine” the film and the laptop. Another potential issue for the Bidens is how Morris came to  be in possession of Hunter’s controversial artwork.

Morris is rumored to be an art collector, and according to one source, Morris might have received Hunter’s art as a gift. The Times cited two people familiar with the story.

Everything is exacerbating the scrutiny the White House has already been under, when it comes to Hunter’s scandals. Hunter and Morris met at a fundraiser for then-candidate Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning Nonbinary On Birth Certificates

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On Tuesday, Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill banning the use of nonbinary as a gender option on state birth certificates.

The new law, SB 1100, requires all birth certificates in the state to only allow male or female as gender options.

The law says that it “requires the biological sex designation on a birth certificate to be either male or female and prohibits a nonbinary or any symbol representing a nonbinary designation including the letter ‘X’ beginning on the effective date of this act. The measure declares an emergency.”

“People are free to believe whatever they want about their identity, but science has determined people are either biologically male or female at birth,” said Oklahoma Rep. Sheila Dills, the House sponsor of the bill, in a statement. “We want clarity and truth on official state documents. Information should be based on established medical fact and not an ever-changing social dialogue.”

“As the war on common sense continues, we must stand up and put a stop to this nonsense regarding biological sex,” said Michael Bergstrom, R-Adair, the principal author of the bill. “It’s not a complicated issue – biologically, you’re either a male or female. There should be no other option to choose from on a birth certificate. I’m thankful my colleagues in the House of Representatives also saw the need to stand behind science and approve this measure.”

Stitt’s signing of the bill comes after he signed an executive order in November 2021 directing the Oklahoma Health Department to stop issuing or changing birth certificates with nonbinary as a gender option.

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