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Gov. Ron DeSantis announces $1,000 bonuses for first responders

Ron DeSantis
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On Wednesday Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the state is giving $1,000 bonuses to all first responders in Florida.

This includes every sworn law enforcement officer, EMTs, firefighters and paramedics.

“Some want to defund the police, we’re funding the police and then some,” DeSantis said.

The governor made the announcement at the Satellite Beach Police Department in Brevard County with multiple officers and police chiefs from the region.

He said the money for the bonuses will come from the state’s upcoming budget.