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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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  • Governor Rick Scott admits he mishandled ouster of state's top cop

    Governor Rick Scott admits he mishandled ouster of state's top cop
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in a rare moment of contrition, acknowledged Thursday that he mishandled the way he forced out the head of the state's law enforcement agency. Scott made the remarks at a public meeting with the three-member Cabinet. The...
  • Scott, Cabinet sued over FDLE scandal

    Scott, Cabinet sued over FDLE scandal
    TALLAHASSEE — News media organizations and open-government advocates are upping the pressure on Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet by filing a lawsuit that alleges the handling of the forced resignation of the state's top law-enforcement...
  • This time, Florida Cabinet must stand up to Scott

    On Thursday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam must do their jobs, after failing to do so last month. They serve collectively as the Florida Cabinet, which shares power with...
  • Florida: End the cabinet monopoly, save state insurance regulator

    Florida: End the cabinet monopoly, save state insurance regulator
    Apparently, not even the Florida Constitution can save Kevin McCarty. He’s an insurance regulator in a sinkhole of Tallahassee politics. Here’s what we know about Kevin McCarty – Governor Rick Scott is finished with him. He doesn&...
  • Attorney asks for probe of Scott, Cabinet over Bailey's ouster

    Attorney asks for probe of Scott, Cabinet over Bailey's ouster
    TALLAHASSEE — A St. Petersburg attorney is asking a Tallahassee prosecutor to investigate whether Gov. Rick Scott and three Cabinet officials violated the state's open meetings law in the ouster of Gerald Bailey. Matthew Weidner filed his complaint...
  • All eyes on Rubio as 2016 U.S. Senate talk begins

    All eyes on Rubio as 2016 U.S. Senate talk begins
    With less than two years to go before the election, Florida politicians are already pondering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Many of the Democrats and all of the potential Republican candidates, however, will most likely wait to see what incumbent...
  • Before firing another person, explain why

    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

    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...