Gov. DeSantis: State workers to get extra days off for holidays
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State workers will have off Nov. 23, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30.

Christmas isn’t here yet, but Mariah Carey is warming up and DeSanta Claus is coming to town.

State workers will get each business day off before three upcoming major holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday.

State offices will close Nov. 23, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30. Christmas and New Year’s fall on a Sunday this year, so workers will have off the Friday before those holidays.

“Our state employees have worked hard throughout the year, especially over the past few months responding to Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole,” DeSantis said in a released statement.

“Closing state offices on November 23, December 23 and December 30 will provide state employees with some much-deserved time with their families to enjoy the holiday season. The First Lady and I are thankful for the dedication our state employees have demonstrated to helping the people of Florida.”

The days off are in addition to the following Monday off state workers already were due.

DeSantis made a similar declaration the last three years for Christmas and New Year’s, which fell on a Saturday, giving workers the Friday before off as well.

DeSantis’ predecessor, Rick Scott, also typically gave state workers an extra day off for Christmas.

Gray Rohrer


  • A better america.

    November 17, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    Florida politics editors spend an awful lot of time to promote DeSantis and the GOP.

    I be yet to see an article where judge Walker determined the wile law for universities was unconstitutional. Quoting the greatest liberty is being able to tell people something they don’t agree with…

    DeSantis doesn’t like truth and becomes quite angry when you challenge his lies!

    • just sayin

      November 18, 2022 at 7:31 am

      There’s an article about it on the front page. Try to keep up, Karen. Maybe don’t immediately ask to speak to the manager when your free news source doesn’t immediately slap together an article about something.

  • Elliott Offen

    November 17, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    DeSantis bought votes using law enforcement bonuses and now this? Paid vacations for state employees? What will be the next scheme to buy votes and pander to the worst in people, far right propaganda etc. Need DOJ investigation..

    • WhereWokeGoesToDie

      November 18, 2022 at 3:24 am

      He beat Crist by 20 points. You really think giving bonuses is what did it? Keep running with that..

    • just sayin

      November 18, 2022 at 7:29 am

      This is so stupid, I can’t believe you signed your name to it. You honestly think that, after winning reelection by 20 points, he decided to proactively buy votes for 2024 by granting a few extra days off to a block of people who overwhelmingly vote blue?

      • Elliott Offen

        November 18, 2022 at 7:32 am

        No the rest of the votes were bought with right wing propaganda and lies.

  • Yrral

    November 18, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Tropical Storm do not take a day off,when Florida will see a tropical storm over the Thanksgiving weekend 100 percent guaranteed

  • Maria

    November 18, 2022 at 10:11 am

    Thank you governor!!! Yes state employees work very hard and are grossly unappreciated. They don’t have Monday-Friday work week like everybody else, so a couple of days off will be very handy. We love you!

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