| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly sidestepped questions about the hottest political question in South Florida, the presidency of Florida Atlantic University.
The presidential search became a political issue over the weekend when the state’s chief...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The date is set and invites are circulating for the Palm Beach County Mayor’s Ball – a black tie event intended to raise money for the homeless.
New Palm Beach County Mayor Priscilla Taylor pushed for holding the gala, scheduled for March 8,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:42 PM
William Rankin of Deerfield Beach says he wants to be Florida's next chief financial officer.
In a late-night email blast overnight Tuesday, Rankin declared he's seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent CFO Jeff Atwater of North Palm...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Last week: I was reading an article in USA Today, “Retirement Living,” (Don’t ask me why as I am not there yet) and thought about Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The jest of the story was more baby boomers are being lured to the city for...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is warning of a potential scam involving telemarketers calling people to sign them up for medical coverage as the Affordable Care Act takes effect Oct. 1.
Callers have posed as government agency...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:33 PM
[Note to readers: This earlier version of Mr. Shaw's obituary ran online only.]
Former U.S. Rep. and Fort Lauderdale Mayor E. Clay Shaw Jr., an institution in South Florida politics, has died at age 74.
Mr. Shaw passed away on Tuesday at Holy Cross...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Last week: Governor Scott is asking Florida businesses the best way to return taxes to residents and fuel further economic growth. Eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases. Invest in the reform of the homeowner’s insurance market. Target and...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater reported in his weekly eNewsletter that the Sunshine State ranks fifth out of the 50 states in the Tax Foundation’s 2014 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index.
Florida has some of the lowest...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The state is launching a new website to help Florida's 58,000 military troops win the battle against debt and fraud, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced.
Financial Frontlines will provide information and resources for military members...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Governor Rick Scott and his cabinet made one of their semi-regular road trips out of Tallahassee for a cabinet meeting, this time to Orlando's Lake Nona, at the Nemours Children's Hospital, Wednesday. Scott was joined by Attorney General Pam Bondi, CFO...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:53 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott has questions over a part of the new health care law that uses taxpayer-funded "navigators" to help sign up people for new insurance plans.
Scott has asked the Office of Insurance Regulation to brief him and the rest of...