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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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  • All inmates accounted for after deadly explosion at Florida jail

    All 600 inmates have been accounted for after an explosion that wrecked a four-story jail in Pensacola, Fla., killing two inmates and injuring 184 people. Two inmates and one staff member remained hospitalized Thursday afternoon. Their conditions were...
  • Blue Rhino reopening premature until cause of propane-tank explosion is divulged

    Blue Rhino reopening premature until cause of propane-tank explosion is divulged
    Shame on the Florida fire marshal and the state agency that regulates LP gas. Nearly five months after an explosion at the Blue Rhino plant nearly took a chunk of Tavares off the map, neither agency has figured out what happened — or, at least...
  • Lawmakers want to require high-school 'money' course for graduation

    Lawmakers want to require high-school 'money' course for graduation
    TALLAHASSEE -- It may not be enough to know economics or physics anymore. Lawmakers want to make it mandatory for high-schoolers to take a financial literacy course teaching them how to manage money and protect their credit scores. Sen. Dorothy Hukill,...
  • Atwater withdraws reporter subpoena

    Atwater withdraws reporter subpoena
    TALLAHASSEE -- Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's office has withdrawn a subpoena it filed with a Tallahassee-based public-radio station after learning the reporter was "uncomfortable" with the tactic. Atwater's office has subpoenaed the audio and...
  • UPDATED: With FSU's help, Atwater goes after reporters' notes on Obamacare insurance report

    UPDATED: With FSU's help, Atwater goes after reporters' notes on Obamacare insurance report
    UPDATE: The subpoena has been withdrawn. Read more about it here. TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's office has subpoenaed the audio and notes from WFSU reporter Lynn Hatter following a radio report on the federal health-...
  • Read Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Speech

    Read Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Speech
    TALLAHASSEE -- Here's Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State speech to lawmakers: Good morning, Chief Justice Polston and distinguished members of the Supreme Court.  Welcome Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater,...
  • State hotline helps with insurance queries, complaints

    State hotline helps with insurance queries,  complaints
    Have a question about your homeowner's insurance? Think your health insurance should have covered more of your medical  costs? Florida provides a toll-free helpline -- 877-693-5236 -- to help answer questions about your health, auto, home, life or other...
  • No Casinos lists 'statesmen'; AIF supports expansion

    No Casinos lists 'statesmen'; AIF supports expansion
    OK, this gambling stuff is heating up. NoCasinos.org sent out a press release announcing its "statesmen's council" of supporters. Best for Florida, sponsored by Associated Industries of Florida, spelled out its thoughts supporting gambling expansion in...
  • Jeff Atwater nears $1.3 million raised for re-election; Perry Thurston raises little

    Jeff Atwater nears $1.3 million raised for re-election; Perry Thurston raises little
    State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater of North Palm Beach raised $106,388 for his campaign account in January, bringing the total for his re-election bid to nearly $1.3 million, according to newly filed campaign-finance reports. Almost all of...
  • "Florida Saves Week" starts Monday

    "Florida Saves Week" starts Monday
    Monday starts Florida Saves Week that the Florida Cabinet recently started to encourage people to save. Floridians should have a “long-term savings plan in order to ensure a strong financial future,” Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff...
  • Palm Beach County lobbying group makes Tallahassee trek

    Palm Beach County lobbying group makes Tallahassee trek
    Palm Beach County elected officials and business leaders converge on Tallahassee Tuesday and Wednesday to try to flex their political muscles at the start of state lawmakers’ two-month legislative session. The annual “Palm Beach County Day&...