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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll sees parallels in Rick Scott ouster of FDLE commissioner

    Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll sees parallels in Rick Scott ouster of FDLE commissioner
    TALLAHASSEE — Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll says she is one of a few people who knows exactly how Gerald Bailey feels. Like the former Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner, Carroll says she was taken by surprise when she was...
  • Horrors at reform school demand criminal inquiry

    Horrors at reform school demand criminal inquiry
    Prison scandals are flaring up across Florida. With at least 320 inmate deaths last year, the situation is so bad that the U.S. Department of Justice is looking into the matter. There are credible allegations of excessive force by prison guards and...
  • End Gov.Rick Scott's political overreach and save Florida insurance regulator

    End Gov.Rick Scott's political overreach and save Florida insurance regulator
    Not even the Florida Constitution can save Kevin McCarty. He's an insurance regulator who has fallen into a sinkhole of campaign politics. Here's what we know about Kevin McCarty — Gov. Rick Scott is finished with him. He doesn't want Kevin to...
  • When it comes to Gov. Scott, Pam Bondi has little bark

    If only Pam Bondi loved her job as much as she loves dogs. As the state's attorney general, Bondi is a member of the Florida Cabinet. She and the other Cabinet members — Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam...
  • Cabinet must resist Rick Scott's power grab: Our Take

    Lingering questions Two members of the Florida Cabinet finally pushed back this week against Gov. Rick Scott's power grab. At Thursday's Cabinet meeting, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam resisted Scott's...