Florida Governor Ron DeSantis went to bat for the men and women who serve in uniform.
This is how the government is supposed to act.
And Ron DeSantis just helped military veterans in the most amazing way possible.
Ron DeSantis signed six bills into law that benefited those who served in the military.
The bills DeSantis signed will allow state agencies to use military service in place of years of work experience in hiring, allows for disabled veterans to get education costs paid for 100 percent, allows for veterans to count military service toward a teaching certificate, and fast tracks business loans for veterans and their wives or husbands.
“Florida is the most military friendly state in the nation, and I am proud to continue that commitment to our military members and their families by signing these pieces of legislation,” Governor DeSantis declared. “Providing military families with the resources they need to receive a high-quality education and find good jobs is the best way that we, as a state, can show our appreciation for the sacrifices that they make.”
Executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James S. “Hammer” Hartsel praised the bills DeSantis supported and said DeSantis’ service in the Navy JAG Corps gave the Governor a special appreciation for the needs of veterans.
“We’re very appreciative of Gov. DeSantis’ unwavering support of Florida’s 1.5 million veterans, their families and survivors,” Hartsell stated. “As a Navy combat-deployed veteran, he appreciates the importance of expanding earned benefit eligibility to our active-duty members, our veterans and their family members.”
“Working together to offer enhanced educational and workforce opportunities for our nation’s heroes, we’ll ensure Florida continues to be the most sought-after state by veterans in the nation,” Hartsel added.
Maj. Gen. Jim Eifert also explained the bills will support the members of the Florida National Guard.
“I’d like to thank the Legislature and Gov. DeSantis for all they’ve done for the Soldiers and Airmen of the Florida National Guard,” Eifert wrote. “These bills will go a long way to help our Citizen Soldiers and their spouses have opportunities for meaningful employment.”
“Solid career opportunities lead to a well-rounded and ready force, and a stable home environment prepares our Guardsmen and their families for deployments, to include disaster response,” Eifert continued.
Ron DeSantis is cruising towards re-election in Florida and taking care of veterans is a big reason why.
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