# Freedom first budget
Florida’s Spending Spree Continues As Governor DeSantis Announces $10 Million for Urban Search and Rescue
A recent spate of funding announcements continued in Florida on June 6, as Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed that $10 million will be directed to bolstering the state's 8 urban search and rescue teams.
Gov. DeSantis Signs Florida’s ‘Freedom First’ Budget – Tax Cuts, Investing in Education and a $20.81 Billion Surplus
On June 2 Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis finally signed the state's so-called 'Freedom First' budget for 2022 to 2023. Totaling $109.9 billion for the financial year, the budget features a number of significant investments in or related to schools and education in the state, as well as a record $1.24 billion of tax relief for Floridians.
A Florida Democrat Will Accept Bitcoin Donations for His 2022 Congressional Re-Election Campaign
Rep. Darren Soto, the centrist-Democrat representative for Florida's 9th Congressional District is raising money for his re-election to congress - and like all politicians, is looking for donations from willing supporters. Unlike many other politicians, his donors have the opportunity to donate funds using Bitcoin if they'd rather use that over dollars, as was announced on December 23.