DeSantis Approves Budget: 10.38% Pay Increase

Governor Ron DeSantis approved  a $109.9 billion state budget bill that includes pay raises for state workers and law enforcement, as well as tax suspensions on gas, diapers and school supplies.

Included in the budget’s many provisions is a 5.38% raise for all state employees, increases in teacher salaries and funding to boost the minimum wage for state workers to $15. The state has also set aside money to provide for up to $5,000 signing bonuses for new or out-of-state law enforcement officers who join policing agencies in Florida. Troopers and other Florida law enforcement officers will also receive an additional 5% pay raise and the starting salary boosted to $50,000.