Bill for DeSantis’ rescue flight from Israel comes to $4 million

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis paid a Tampa-based nonprofit about $4 million in state taxpayer dollars reserved for emergencies to evacuate 270 people from Israel to Florida after the war broke out, state officials said.

The money – nearly $15,000 per passenger – went to Project Dynamo, a 2-year-old nonprofit rescue organization run by military veterans that was already on the ground collecting names of Americans who wanted to get out of Israel. It has also conducted rescue operations in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and other hot spots around the world.

“All in all, we’re sitting right around $4 million on that particular

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