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Though it was publicly neutral, Walt Disney World lobbied behind the scenes against a bill this session that would have given firefighters with the Reedy Creek Improvement District more leverage in future contract negotiations with the Disney-controlled...
Tags: Amusement and Theme Parks, Politics, Lobbying, Hialeah
Although publicly neutral, Walt Disney World lobbied behind the scenes against a bill this session that would have given Reedy Creek Improvement District firefighters more leverage in future contract negotiations with the Disney-controlled government,...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelA powerful Central Florida lawmaker appears to be holding up a bill that would help the firefighters who protect Walt Disney World in future labor negotiations with the giant resort’s personal government. House Majority Leader Steve Precourt, R-...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelOf all the additions Walt Disney World will make during the next few years as it transforms its Downtown Disney shopping district into the larger “Disney Springs,” none will be more important than a pair of parking garages. The twin garages,...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelOrange County lawmakers agreed Wednesday to support an effort by Reedy Creek Improvement District firefighters to gain a measure of leverage over the Walt Disney World-controlled government. The county’s legislative delegation voted unanimously to...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelAfter yet another bruising round of contract talks, the firefighters who work at Walt Disney World are turning to Tallahassee for help. Firefighters with the Reedy Creek Improvement District, the Disney-controlled public agency that provides government...
When it comes to negotiating for better pay and working conditions, the firefighters who protect Walt Disney World say they fall in a nebulous gap between public and private employment. As public workers, the firefighters, who are employed by the Reedy...
2010 Central Floridian of the Year: A tough leader quietly helping thousands recover their identitiesMichael Dippy remembers not too long ago when he was just the messenger. You know, the one that people wanted to shoot. It would happen while he was volunteering at Project Homeless Connect — one-day, one-stop events that corralled crucial social...
Tags: Fine Arts, United Way , Amway, Bon Jovi (music group), Architecture
Along Kissimmee's busy tourist corridor, Osceola County has opened an attraction that spotlights the area's history and natural beauty. The new Osceola County History Museum and Welcome Center, which will have its grand opening Saturday, offers...
Sun-Sentinel Outdoors WriterIf your idea of a good time is catching bass or watching wildlife, you'll find plenty to keep you busy at Disney World. Although the kids love hanging out with Mickey, Donald and Goofy, the real magic kingdom for lovers of the outdoors is in the...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelIt was the summer of 2010 and profit margins were down at Walt Disney World. The giant resort had been forced to reduce prices amid a weak economy. Managers were searching for ways to trim costs. One place they found? Their property-tax bill. That summer,...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelAnn Scott, wife of Governor Rick Scott, will visit Reedy Creek Elementary in Osceola County at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Her visit is to recognize the school's “strong push and spotlight on the First Lady's Reading First initiative,” according to a...
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