Florida GOP Gov. DeSantis announces state gives $1,000 each to 174,000 first-responders, 'heroes'
"In Florida, we’re funding them & then some," DeSantis said.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that first-responders across the state are each getting a $1,000 bonus, while apparently take a dig at governments across the country defunding such first-responder units like police departments.
"In Florida, we’re funding them & then some by providing all of our heroes $1,000 bonuses," the Republican governor tweeted.
DeSantis said over 174,000 first-responders will get a bonus.
Democrat-run cites such as Minnesota and Portland began "defunding" – or cutting the budgets of – their police respective departments last year following a series of 2020 incidents in which black males died during an interaction with police.