Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday closed out the state’s 2022 Legislative Session, largely deeming it the “year of the parent in the state of Florida.”
The legislature followed through with many key goals, DeSantis said, calling Florida a “law and order state.” The legislature left “no doubt” that it is the case, he continued, taking it a step further and deeming Florida the strongest law and order state in the entire country.
“We never bought into the canard of defunding law enforcement,” he said, noting that the legislature instead moved to fund police, passing legislation giving $1,000 bonuses to firefighters, EMTs, and police officers for the second year in a row.
DeSantis also pointed to what the legislature has done in funding and policy, declaring it to be “the year of the parent in the state of Florida.” Read more…