Here is how much DeSantis’ Texas border mission cost Florida taxpayers

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Miami Herald

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida spent more than half a million dollars to send law enforcement officers to the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas over the summer, a mission that was spearheaded by Gov. Ron DeSantis, a frequent critic of President Joe Biden’s immigration policies. The cost of the mission — in total $570,988 — covered the salaries of dozens of state personnel, their travel costs, as well as supplies and equipment used during a weeks-long stint at the border, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. DeSantis’ office initially said the state would seek reimbursements for the c…

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