Florida Gov. to Sign Budget Including $1,000 Bonuses for Police, First Responders

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will soon sign a budget that will include $1,000 bonuses for all police officers, firefighters and first responders in the state.

DeSantis discussed the bonuses during a news conference Wednesday at the Satellite Beach Police Department.

The Republican governor said the bonuses were done in part to honor the work first responders have done during the coronavirus pandemic.

"They were out there, every single day, our police, our fire, our EMTs, and they had to work more than they ever have," DeSantis said.

The $101.5 billion state budget was approved by the Florida Legislature last week.

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