Orange County state lawmakers discuss bill to give Reedy Creek’s control back to Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. — State lawmakers from Orange County gathered Friday ahead of next week’s legislative session.


They talked about a bill meant to give Reedy Creek’s control back to Disney.

It comes after Gov. Ron DeSantis led the charge to repeal the special district.

Watch: Power play: Disney handicapped new Reedy Creek board before handing over control

The change happened after Disney leaders spoke against the Parental Rights in Education Law.

Some lawmakers walked out of their last meeting because of this bill.

Watch: Reedy Creek: Internal investigation still unavailable to support claims of money wasted on DEI

Things got heated at the last delegation meeting, which is normally calm.

It is an opportunity for the lawmakers to recap things before they head back to Tallahassee for the next session.

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The 2024 Florida legislative session kicks off on Tuesday, but Friday’s agenda is dominated by a pivotal discussion surrounding state Sen. Linda Stewart’s proposed bill. The delegation last met in November.

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Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.