Ron DeSantis fucked around and found out.
Disney fired back at Florida’s fascists’ Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday and boy was it a doozy. Disney is scrapping plans to build a $1 billion office complex in Florida, and the addition of over 2000 workers citing “changing business conditions”.
The announcement comes a week after Disney CEO Bob Iger said an ongoing dispute with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis raised questions about the company’s continued investment there. In a conference call with analysts, Iger said actions by DeSantis and Republican lawmakers amounted to a “campaign of government retaliation” against Disney.
The New York Times reports that people briefed on the matter said the company’s dispute with DeSantis “figured prominently” in the decision to cancel the project.
This move comes as a relief to many of the 2000 workers who were supposed to relocate to Florida to staff the campus. It wasn’t popular with affected employees, some of whom reportedly quit.
As for Governor Ron DeSantis.