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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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  • No Casinos lists 'statesmen'; AIF supports expansion

    No Casinos lists 'statesmen'; AIF supports expansion
    OK, this gambling stuff is heating up. NoCasinos.org sent out a press release announcing its "statesmen's council" of supporters. Best for Florida, sponsored by Associated Industries of Florida, spelled out its thoughts supporting gambling expansion in...
  • Blue Rhino reopening premature until cause of propane-tank explosion is divulged

    Blue Rhino reopening premature until cause of propane-tank explosion is divulged
    Shame on the Florida fire marshal and the state agency that regulates LP gas. Nearly five months after an explosion at the Blue Rhino plant nearly took a chunk of Tavares off the map, neither agency has figured out what happened — or, at least...
  • Florida #5 for its sunny tax climate

    Florida #5 for its sunny tax climate
    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...
  • New website to help Florida's military win financial battles

    New website to help Florida's military win financial battles
    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...
  • Florida CFO warns of health care scam

    Florida CFO  warns of health care scam
    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...
  • USF to begin digging at Dozier

    By News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE -- Excavation of long-buried human remains from unmarked graves at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna will begin Saturday. The weekend work outside the Boot Hill section of the closed...
  • OIR to Atwater: Reinsurance price drop doesn't mean lower insurance costs

    TALLAHASSEE -- The state's top insurance official, in a letter to CFO Jeff Atwater this morning, said that the drop in reinsurance rates doesn't necessarily mean cheaper rates for homeowners. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty wrote Atwater...
  • Former corrections officer charged with faking "rat" illness, claimed $2.7M

    Former corrections officer charged with faking "rat" illness, claimed $2.7M
    A former officer at Glades Correctional Institute was charged with fraudulently claiming $2.7 million in workers' compensation after he said he became ill from being exposed to rats and rat feces, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced...
  • Scott has questions about health care 'navigators'

    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...
  • Atwater to McCarty: Why does home insurance cost so much?

    TALLAHASSEE -- Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater wants to know why the cost of property insurance is so high. In a letter to Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, Atwater noted that the cost of reinsurance has dropped significantly, yet homeowners...
  • "Mr. Shaw'' passes away at 74

    [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...