PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference at the Bay County Government Center in Panama City Tuesday morning.
DeSantis discussed the recovery from Hurricane Michael and responded to a story that aired on 60 Minutes that was critical of his vaccine distribution plans.
He announced a 100 percent waiver of costs incurred by local governments responding to Hurricane Michael. This means the federal and state governments will cover all costs related to the storm, saving Bay County millions, he said.
Gov. DeSantis also announced more than $4 million in grants for workforce development in Hurricane Michael-affected counties. Specifically for Chipola College and Tallahassee Community College. He expects this grant to be available for students this upcoming fall and hopes that this will help the infrastructure needs in The Panhandle while providing more opportunities for residents and lowering unemployment.
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