Gov. Ron DeSantis over the summer sent law enforcement officers and equipment to the southern border in Texas, costing taxpayers an estimated $1.6 million. The number, as Ana Ceballos of the Miami Herald reports, is expected to grow. The Herald first reported that the trip cost taxpayers $570,988, but records the First Amendment Foundation received through public records requests show that the actual cost is double that figure and likely to grow.
Pamela Marsh, FAF executive director, told the Herald that this is the purpose of Florida’s public records law — to allow taxpayers what the government is doing with their tax dollars.