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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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  • Rick Scott's FDLE scandal blows open, demands probe

    Rick Scott's FDLE scandal blows open, demands probe
    If someone accused Rick Scott of being a liar who abused the power of his office, I wouldn't normally call that big news. I might just call it Tuesday. Scott, after all, is one of the least popular governors in Florida history. And he's been dogged by...
  • Gov. Scott won't explain shakeup at FDLE

    Gov. Scott won't explain shakeup at FDLE
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's main law enforcement agency is getting a new leader, but questions remain about why Gov. Rick Scott abruptly shook up the agency. Scott and the Florida Cabinet voted on Tuesday to appoint Richard Swearingen as the new...
  • Text of Gov. Rick Scott inauguration speech

    Text of Gov. Rick Scott inauguration speech
    Governor Rick Scott’s Inaugural Address Remarks as Prepared for Delivery First and foremost, thank you to the people of Florida. Without your confidence and support, we would not be here today. I certainly would never have made it here, or made it...
  • Scott takes oath of office, urges Northerners to move here

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott entered the history books Tuesday, taking the oath for a second term and vowing to use it to continue cutting the scope of government and to brandish Florida's pro-business climate. Scott, the 45th governor of...
  • PIP insurance could continue to get green light

    PIP insurance could continue to get green light
    A report released from the state Office of Insurance Regulation indicates that the growth of fraud in personal-injury protection, or PIP, claims has been halted. Legislators appear unlikely to change a law designed to reduce fraud in the state's "no-...
  • Two needed changes Florida leaders should make this year

    Two needed changes Florida leaders should make this year
    The new year gives Gov. Rick Scott, Florida's Cabinet and state lawmakers the opportunity to effect meaningful change in the lives of Floridians. Scott and the Cabinet — Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam and Chief...
  • Auto-insurance fraud no longer growing, report says

    Auto-insurance fraud no longer growing, report says
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater hopes lawmakers continue to show patience with a 2012 law designed to reduce fraud in the state's "no-fault" auto-insurance system. And he may get his wish, as legislators don't appear...
  • 'Scottish aristocrat' sentenced 21 months in prison for welfare fraud

    'Scottish aristocrat' sentenced 21 months in prison for welfare fraud
    The saga of a pair of self-described Scottish aristocrats who collected more than $167,000 in welfare and other benefits while living in a $1.2 million yacht in South Florida ended Monday with a 21-month prison sentence for "Lord" Colin Chisholm III....
  • Gerald Bailey replaced as FDLE gets interim leader

    Gerald Bailey replaced as FDLE gets interim leader
    Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday replaced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey with the head of the Capitol Police. No explanation was immediately given for the change by the governor's office or the FDLE. The governor's...
  • Florida returns $900M in unclaimed property

    Florida returns $900M in unclaimed property
    Florida has returned a record $900 million in unclaimed property over the last four years, the Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, said Wednesday. Staffers in the Florida Bureau of Unclaimed Property have returned the money and merchandise since 2011,...
  • Wendy Chioji talks to 'Flashpoint'

    Wendy Chioji talks to 'Flashpoint'
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Former WESH-Channel 2 anchor Wendy Chioji talks about her latest project, the documentary "Conquering Kilimanjaro," on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Lisa Bell hosts. Joining the...