RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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

Displaying items 23-33
  • Before firing another person, explain why

    It's understandable that a new chief executive would want to surround himself with people who are committed, loyal and a good fit. It's also understandable that at the start of a second term, a re-elected governor might want to make changes in his team....
  • Scott says he would cooperate with any FDLE probe

    Scott says he would cooperate with any FDLE probe
    Gov. Rick Scott said Friday he would cooperate with any investigation that might be launched into allegations that he and his office made politically motivated requests to the state's former top law-enforcement official. Scott has denied any wrongdoing...
  • Scott fires back at ex-FDLE chief's allegations

    Scott fires back at ex-FDLE chief's allegations
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, responding to an ongoing furor that is overshadowing his second term in office, provided a detailed response Thursday to allegations that he and his staff made improper and politically motivated requests to the...
  • Scott purges must stop before he goes further

    It's hard to tell which is worse: Gov. Rick Scott's belief he can trash the Florida Constitution to get his way or his belief that he's qualified to decide who holds some of the state's most important jobs. The Rick Scott portrayed in the last two weeks...
  • FDLE scandal, airport parking, lottery winners and more

     FDLE scandal, airport parking, lottery winners and more
    Today we’re talking about lottery jackpots, pricey airport parking, a $200,000 gift and more. But first, let’s get back to Florida’s FDLE scandal — which keeps gaining steam. The latest news has Gov. Rick Scott’s fellow...
  • Group: Make insurance commissioner an elected position

    Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty hasn't been removed from office, but already the wheels are turning to prevent his successors from being fired. The Florida Association for Insurance Reform, a Fort Lauderdale-based nonprofit coalition of insurance...
  • Scott v. Atwater: The FDLE scandal comes to the Florida Cabinet

          Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater are going at it. The two high-powered Republicans, normally soulmates on the Florida Cabinet, are at odds over the way the former head of the Florida Department of Law...
  • Ouster of FDLE chief demands investigation

    Ouster of FDLE chief demands investigation
    Gov. Rick Scott is right: Leadership posts in state government are not lifetime appointments. But that fact doesn't get Scott off the hook if he misled the public about the replacement of the longtime commissioner of the Florida Department of Law...
  • FDLE chief's ouster could force changes in Cabinet hiring of leaders

    FDLE chief's ouster could force changes in Cabinet hiring of leaders
    TALLAHASSEE  — The abrupt ouster of the leader of Florida's main law-enforcement agency could lead to a major shake-up in how the state Cabinet and the governor hire top officials. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam on Wednesday called for an...
  • 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...
  • Investigate charges that Scott abused power

    Gov. Rick Scott and members of his administration are accused of abusing their power — and worse. By demanding an investigation into those accusations, the Florida Cabinet can remind Scott that he's governor, not emperor. Last week, the four-...