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DeSantis announces $1,000 bonuses for first responders

Posted at 12:25 PM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 12:25:13-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Governor Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that the state is giving $1,000 bonuses to every police officer, firefighter, EMT and paramedic in Florida.

The governor made the announcement during a press conference at the Satellite Beach Police Department in Brevard County.

DeSantis will hold a second news conference in Hillsborough County at the Temple Terrace Fire Department at 1:30 p.m.

He will be joined by the state's Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.