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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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  • State usually, but not always, good on access to records

    State usually, but not always, good on access to records
    Public record requests sent to a half-dozen state agencies produced relevant documents in a reasonable time frame and generally free of charge, an audit performed as part of the Florida Society of News Editors annual Sunshine Week found. However,...
  • Crist says he is considering U.S. Senate run

    Crist says he is considering U.S. Senate run
    Charlie Crist is considering another run for the U.S. Senate, in the 2016 race. "Well, I have been encouraged to," Crist said Wednesday when asked by phone about reports that he might run again. Crist, who is in New York, declined to elaborate. Crist,...
  • Gov. Rick Scott, Cabinet tangle over agency heads review

    Gov. Rick Scott, Cabinet tangle over agency heads review
    TALLAHASSEE - A power struggle between Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Cabinet members played out Tuesday in a discussion of how to proceed in reviewing department heads. Scott wants to get rid of three agency heads – Marshall Stranburg of the...
  • 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...
  • Take Stock in Children

    Take Stock in Children (TSIC) is celebrating 20 years of helping young people to realize their college dreams, and the organization is celebrating in style. The "20th Anniversary Luncheon" is set for noon on March 27 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,...
  • Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State speech

    Remarks as Prepared for Delivery TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Good morning President Gardiner, Speaker Crisafulli and distinguished members of the Florida Legislature. Welcome Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial...
  • 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...