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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

Top Jeffrey Atwater Articles

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  • End Gov.Rick Scott's political overreach and save Florida insurance regulator

    End Gov.Rick Scott's political overreach and save Florida insurance regulator
    Not even the Florida Constitution can save Kevin McCarty. He's an insurance regulator who has fallen into a sinkhole of campaign politics. Here's what we know about Kevin McCarty — Gov. Rick Scott is finished with him. He doesn't want Kevin to...
  • When it comes to Gov. Scott, Pam Bondi has little bark

    If only Pam Bondi loved her job as much as she loves dogs. As the state's attorney general, Bondi is a member of the Florida Cabinet. She and the other Cabinet members — Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam...
  • Cabinet must resist Rick Scott's power grab: Our Take

    Lingering questions Two members of the Florida Cabinet finally pushed back this week against Gov. Rick Scott's power grab. At Thursday's Cabinet meeting, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam resisted Scott's...
  • New tone, but question remains: "Why?"

    New tone, but question remains: "Why?"
    Two members of the Florida Cabinet finally pushed back against Gov. Rick Scott's power grab. At Thursday's Cabinet meeting in Tampa, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam resisted Scott's attempt to replace the...
  • Here's what Bernie BondageBunny has over Starbucks

    Here's what Bernie BondageBunny has over Starbucks
    I want to start today's column by talking about bondage. Whips, chains, fuzzy handcuffs, you name it. This week, Tampa Bay has been abuzz over news that Fetish Con — an annual celebration of all things kinky — has moved its 5,000-attendee...
  • Florida Gov. admits he mishandled ouster of state's top cop

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is saying he mishandled the ouster of the head of Florida's main law enforcement agency. Scott made the statement at the start of Thursday's meeting of the governor and Cabinet. He did not explain what exactly he could have...
  • Governor Rick Scott admits he mishandled ouster of state's top cop

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in a rare moment of contrition, acknowledged Thursday that he mishandled the way he forced out the head of the state's law enforcement agency. Scott made the remarks at a public meeting with the three-member Cabinet. The...
  • Scott, Cabinet sued over FDLE scandal

    Scott, Cabinet sued over FDLE scandal
    TALLAHASSEE — News media organizations and open-government advocates are upping the pressure on Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet by filing a lawsuit that alleges the handling of the forced resignation of the state's top law-enforcement...
  • This time, Florida Cabinet must stand up to Scott

    On Thursday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam must do their jobs, after failing to do so last month. They serve collectively as the Florida Cabinet, which shares power with...
  • Florida: End the cabinet monopoly, save state insurance regulator

    Florida: End the cabinet monopoly, save state insurance regulator
    Apparently, not even the Florida Constitution can save Kevin McCarty. He’s an insurance regulator in a sinkhole of Tallahassee politics. Here’s what we know about Kevin McCarty – Governor Rick Scott is finished with him. He doesn&...
  • Attorney asks for probe of Scott, Cabinet over Bailey's ouster

    Attorney asks for probe of Scott, Cabinet over Bailey's ouster
    TALLAHASSEE — A St. Petersburg attorney is asking a Tallahassee prosecutor to investigate whether Gov. Rick Scott and three Cabinet officials violated the state's open meetings law in the ouster of Gerald Bailey. Matthew Weidner filed his complaint...