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Gov. Ron DeSantis to Roll Out $5K Bonus for Unvaccinated Police to Move to Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, a Republican, said on Sunday that he hopes to enact legislation giving unvaccinated police officers a $5,000 incentive to migrate to his state. Authorities made COVID-19 vaccine regulations in several locations around the country. Those who refuse to cooperate may lose their employment. This prompted DeSantis’ proposal. 

MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 29: Governor Ron DeSantis gives a briefing regarding Hurricane Dorian to the media at National Hurricane Center on August 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Dorian is expected to become a Category 4 as it approaches Florida in the upcoming days. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)

Gov. DeSantis Calling Unvaccinated Police Officers to Transfer to Florida

In an exclusive interview with “Sunday Morning Futures,” DeSantis called on unvaccinated police officers around the nation, including those in New York, Minneapolis, and Seattle, to migrate to Florida if they are not being accommodated at their current workplaces.

According to DeSantis (per Fox News), the state is aggressively recruiting out-of-state police enforcement. He emphasized that our police and sheriff’s agencies both have needs.

He said he hopes to approve legislation in the upcoming legislative session that provides a $5,000 incentive to every out-of-state law enforcement that relocates to Florida.

The Hill (via MSN News) said the governor’s remarks came amid an intensifying spat with the Biden administration over the agency’s looming vaccination requirement, which would require shots or weekly testing for firms with 100 or more employees.

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Other States Accommodating Unvaccinated Police Officers From Chicago

Newsweek said municipal employees in Chicago, including police officers, were required to disclose their COVID vaccination status this month. 

Unvaccinated people must do COVID-19 tests twice a week until December 31, the deadline for being completely immunized. Lori Lightfoot, the mayor of Chicago, and John Catanzara, the police union’s president, were embroiled in a fight because of the move.

Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York Municipal declared on Wednesday that they would lay off any city employees who have not gotten at least one dosage of the COVID-19 vaccination by November 1. The regulation said that New York City police officers would not get tests for COVID-19 regularly, unlike those in Chicago.

According to the Kansas City Star, Indiana has made similar promises to DeSantis. Last month, the state police announced that they are looking for Chicago police officers: No vaccination requirement, reduced taxes, excellent schools, and inclusive towns are all advantages.

Senator Mike Braun of Indiana reiterated this appeal on Tuesday. He tweeted that he was happy to assist link Chicago police officers to an Indiana police agency that is recruiting right now and doesn’t have a vaccination requirement.

In a tweet on Thursday, the Republican legislator said that his office had “already heard from numerous Chicago cops interested in serving Hoosiers.”

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