DeSantis gives $1,000 bonuses to law enforcement in new bill

by Summer Lane

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced during a press conference on Friday that law enforcement officers in the Sunshine State would be receiving a $1,000 bonus as a “token of our appreciation for all they do for our state every day.” DeSantis added on Twitter, “Florida supports our first responders.”

Gov. DeSantis has been heating up the conservative political landscape with his no-holds-barred approach to implementing Florida-first policies for his constituents.

Further, the governor has demonstrated that he is not afraid to take the Biden administration head-on, announcing on Tuesday that the state of Florida had filed a lawsuit against the White House over ongoing and relentless coronavirus restrictions.

“If politicians and celebrities can attend the Super Bowl unmasked, every U.S. citizen should have the right to fly unmasked,” DeSantis stated during a press conference.

In March, Gov. DeSantis pledged nearly $1 billion to raise teacher salaries in Florida, aiming to attract more bright, young minds into teaching.

“If you want to recruit more people to come in,” he stated during a “Raising Teacher Pay” press conference, “they[‘ve] got to be able to afford to be able to be teachers.”

Additionally, DeSantis recently went toe-to-toe with the corporate behemoth of Disney, ripping their executives for attacking the “Parental Rights in Education” bill in Florida (HB 1557), which prohibits conversations regarding gender identity and sexual orientation in the classroom between kindergarten and third grade.

“The state of Florida is governed according to the interests of the people, not according to the political posturing of corporate executives in California,” said the governor. We will never allow corporate influence to repeal the substantive rights of parents in our state.”

DeSantis’ newest move to reward law enforcement officers in the state of Florida will likely be popular with voters heading into the gubernatorial reelection season.

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