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Jeffrey Atwater

Florida State Senate president Jeff Atwater won the 2010 Cabinet position of Chief Financial Officer over Democrat Loranne Ausley. He hails from North Palm Beach and will be replacing Democrat Alex Sink, who ran for governor.
Florida State Senate president Jeff Atwater won the 2010 Cabinet position of Chief Financial Officer over Democrat Loranne Ausley. He hails from North Palm Beach and will be replacing Democrat Alex Sink, who ran for governor. « Show less

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  • Affordable insurance: still out of reach in Florida

    Affordable insurance: still out of reach in Florida
    Insurance is not likely to be high on the Legislature's agenda when it convenes on March 3, but that could change for two reasons: Gov. Rick Scott has picked a fight with his Cabinet colleagues in an attempt to replace Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty. And national flood insurance premiums are scheduled to rise by 15 percent to 18 percent on April 1.
  • CFO Atwater cites Florida's strong comeback

    CFO Atwater cites Florida's strong comeback
    "Quite a ride" is how Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater described the state's continuing comeback from a high in 2006. Using that year as a benchmark, and 2011 and 2015 as "trend lines," Atwater said a fiscal policy of reducing spending...

    Evidence of crimes at Dozier demands scrutiny: Editorial

    Evidence of crimes at Dozier demands scrutiny: Editorial
    Prison scandals have flared up across Florida. With at least 320 inmate deaths last year, the situation has attracted the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice. There are credible allegations of excessive force by prison guards and appallingly...

    Lawsuit can keep Florida the Sunshine state of government

    Lawsuit can keep Florida the Sunshine state of government
    For now, the closest thing to an investigation into Gov. Rick Scott's attempted purge of state agency leaders is a lawsuit. Floridians should be grateful for the litigation. Scott began by forcing out the director of the Florida Department of Law...

    Former Lake civic leader convicted of DUI manslaughter seeks governor's clemency

    Former Lake civic leader convicted of DUI manslaughter seeks governor's clemency
    Bruce Duncan made a name for himself in Lake County as a well-connected lawyer immersed in good deeds, such as coaching and umpiring youth baseball games and serving as master of ceremonies for the Teacher of the Year banquet. His powerful colleagues...