Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state budget will allocate more money for the police and other public servants that aims to reward these men and women who have dedicated the most efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In Florida, bonuses of $ 1,000 will be awarded to all law enforcement officers, EMTs, firefighters and paramedics. “Some want to take the funds from the police, we finance the police and something else,” DeSantis said at the ceremony offered to announce the executive decision.

The money for the bonuses will come from the next state budget, since the public servants deserve it since “the people who wear the uniform did not have that luxury [de trabajar desde casa durante la pandemia]. They were there every day. They had to work more than ever, “said the Republican politician.

Members of the Satellite Beach Police Department in Brevard County witnessed the governor’s remarks, who insisted never to return to the events of last year where many police officers were labeled a “total disgrace.”

“If you look at the amount of revenue the state receives from all the economic activity, forecasters can’t keep up,” the governor said. “We will probably end up with total reserves close to $ 10 billion, which I think must be a record for the state.”

On his management of the pandemic DeSantis said that “by keeping Florida open, we saved hundreds of thousands of jobs in the restaurant, hotel and hospitality industry. We saved thousands of businesses ”.

Finally, he again asked the Centers for Disease Control to allow the cruise industry to reopen, one of the main drivers of the Florida economy.

Trump-DeSantis for the 2024 presidential election?

Last April, Donald Trump declared his intentions to run as a presidential candidate in the 2024 elections and have as a running mate the current governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis.

“I’m studying very seriously, more than seriously, but for legal reasons I don’t really want to talk about it yet. It’s too early, “Trump said in an interview with the channel. Fox.

Trump assured that the Republican governor has done a great job and recalled that he gave him an important boost to win the highest office in the Sunshine State.

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