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Gov. Ron DeSantis proposes bonuses, pay raises for Florida law enforcement

Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to propose pay increases and more bonuses for every law enforcement officer, first responder and EMT in the next legislative session, he announced Monday during a news conference. He shared the budget proposal alongside Florida Highway Patrol officers and troopers in Orlando. The governor was adamant that the state of Florida supports members of law enforcement in a nation he said where some groups advocate to "defund the police." In an effort to continue his support for law enforcement in the state, DeSantis said he will be recommending $73 million in the next legislative session to increase the minimum pay for entry-level sworn state law enforcement officers by 20 percent. He is hopeful that this increase will help the state recruit more law enforcement officers. NEW TO OUR CHANNEL? Hi! We’re 10 Tampa Bay, the CBS affiliate serving the Tampa Bay area. Our team works hard to consider context, pursue connections and identify the trends that shape our worlds. We believe you deserve a return on your invested attention and a reward for your curiosity. And so, we offer storytelling that delves deeper, beyond the noise and confusion, so that you can feel informed, prepared, and connected. OUR SOCIAL MEDIA: FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/10TampaBay/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/10tampabay INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/10tampabay/ NEWS TIPS: Online: https://www.10TampaBay.com/contact-us Phone: 727-577-1010 Email: tips@10tampabay.com #Florida #DeSantis #Police

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