Had a great chat with @reedgalen on the @ProjectLincoln podcast about the latest with #ReedyCreek #Disney (plus a bit about #Toyota resuming donations to GOP members of Congress who voted against certifying the election) podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/don…
My articles that we discuss in the episode... here's the deep dive on #Disney #ReedyCreek /2 mediaite.com/opinion/conser…
Fight over congressional redistricting in FL /3 mediaite.com/opinion/florid…
statement from #ReedyCreek pointing out yet another legal barrier to DeSantis attempting to repeal their existence (also the only time I've ever written about municipal bonds and people thought it was interesting!) /4 lawandcrime.com/high-profile/f…
and there was another version of the bill that would have let DeSantis fight his culture war *without* trampling on free speech or messing up the Central FL economy 5/5 mediaite.com/opinion/anothe…

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Apr 28
DeSantis’ spokespeople have been furiously tweeting and emailing that “partisan” media are making up “hypotheticals” and promising he’ll “fix” all the #ReedyCreek #Disney problems. But my articles & others like it are the ones dealing w/reality & law as it currently exists. /1
They’re the ones who passed a bill w/o a plan, who have been promising a plan for days & still have nothing to show. They promise Central FL taxpayers we won’t have to pay any extra taxes if RCID is dissolved. How?! /2
The laws on the books right now state that #ReedyCreek dissolves 6/1/2023 & their municipal bond debt will be transferred to the taxpayers of Orange & Osceola County. That’s not a hypothetical. It’s reality. /3
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Apr 21
Conservative Media Cheering DeSantis Crackdown on Disney Are Ignoring What a Catastrophe It Would Be for Florida mediaite.com/a/brvti via @mediaite #sayfie #ReedyCreek #flapol
Let's dig into this. One of the main points = Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) is SUPER complicated & has been around for over 50 years. It's a >$100 million annual operating budget to provide services over a 25K+ parcel that stretches across 2 counties. /2
Orange County includes Orlando and several other well-developed suburbs and cities. Osceola remains far more rural outside of the tourist corridor. Both counties are currently facing significant challenges related to skyrocketing housing prices, transportation needs, etc. /3
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Apr 12
Stealing isn’t nice, @nypost @AlexSteigrad.

Here’s my 4/10 @Mediaite article on #WarnerBrosDiscovery CEO #DavidZaslav including a little scoop about his meeting w/ @CNN DC bureau.

Does it sound familiar? It should. You cut & pasted a big chunk of it. /1 mediaite.com/news/scoop-dis…
Here’s your 4/11 article. As I wrote in an email to you over 4 hours ago, I appreciate the link & credit for my reporting, but I do NOT appreciate the multiple sections that are taken verbatim from my article without proper designation as quotes. /2 nypost.com/2022/04/11/war…
Specifically, the entire middle section appears to have been cut-and-pasted from my writing, with only minimal changes & certainly well below any reasonable threshold to avoid constituting plagiarism.

Here are some screenshots, your article first, then mine./3 ImageImageImage
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Nov 24, 2021
THREAD, PLEASE SHARE: This is my awesome friend Shanta Barton-Stubbs with some of the kids at the @NewImageYouth youth center she founded to help kids in the Parramore neighborhood of our hometown of #Orlando. /1
I first became aware of Shanta's great work with NIYC in 2018, when Orlando was facing an (unusual for us) freezing cold spell, and she was organizing a coat drive for the children. I wrote about it for @TheCapitolist. /2 thecapitolist.com/with-freezing-…
I've been using my Amazon affiliate money to send a few Amazon brand zip up fleece coats to the kids each year. The coats are a soft warm fleece, they hold up well, and are machine washable. They're cute and cozy. /3
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Aug 18, 2021
I’ve read the @bsfarrington article that had DeSantis’ spox @ChristinaPushaw tweeting late through the night. Here’s the actual link, so you can read it for yourself too, then go read her tweets, & decide for yourself. #flapol #sayfie /1 apnews.com/article/joe-bi…
Pushaw accuses Farrington of spreading “BlueAnon” “conspiracy theories.” But the article doesn’t actually quote or reference any of the many, many Democrats we all know would be perfectly happy to slam DeSantis. He also didn’t discourage Regeneron use. /2
Pushaw repeatedly called Farrington a “liar” & said his article contained “lies.” Where are the lies, @ChristinaPushaw? What EXACTLY is inaccurate in the article? Be specific. Quote what’s wrong. Here’s the link again to help. /3 apnews.com/article/joe-bi…
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Jan 20, 2021
As I wrote four year ago and I say again today, I would have LOVED to have been wrong about Trump. It would’ve been great if he had stumbled with Forrest Gump-like luck into greatness. Instead, he was worse than I expected, and bad in ways I could never have anticipated. 1/6
I broke down into tears several times on January 6 while watching the horrifying news coverage. It was my least favorite day of writing ever (and I’ve experienced the singular horror of briefly working for one of the people on Trump’s pardon list). 2/6
There is no joy in “I told you so” when it comes to being #NeverTrump today. Every flaw and weakness of his that I predicted, and every one I didn’t, has had profoundly dangerous and tragic consequences for our country. 3/6
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