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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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  • Documents shed light on 'Scottish royals' who collected welfare while living on yacht

    Documents shed light on 'Scottish royals' who collected welfare while living on yacht
    When Florida authorities learned of allegations that a pair of self-described "Scottish royals" had fraudulently collected welfare while living on a $1.2 million yacht, an investigator spent months knocking on doors, subpoenaing records and meeting with...
  • Problems remain as we remember Selma march

    Problems remain as we remember Selma march
    The timing of the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil rights march couldn't be better. As the nation continues to grapple with problems associated with race, excessive force by police and the vote, there may be no better time to pause for a national...
  • Gravis Poll: Bush, Walker lead Florida GOP

    Gravis Poll: Bush, Walker lead Florida GOP
    The Scott Walker bandwagon seems to be rolling even in Florida, where the Wisconsin governor is running head-to-head with favorite son Jeb Bush and way ahead of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in a new presidential primary poll released by Gravis Insights. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Don't hide how we pick university presidents

    Don't hide how we pick university presidents
    For decades, Florida lawmakers have talked about changing the public records law to hide the names of people who apply to run our state universities. This year, they may well do it. Their argument is simple. They say no good candidates will apply to...