| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:39 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater hopes lawmakers continue to show patience with a 2012 law designed to reduce fraud in the state's "no-fault" auto-insurance system.
And he may get his wish, as legislators don't appear...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 7:57 PM
State Cabinet members split with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday about how much to pay to preserve a section of land known as Camp Lonesome in Osceola County, with the governor saying Florida could have gotten a better deal.
Meanwhile, property that once...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Gov. Rick Scott thanked supporters during a barbecue at the Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas headquarters, in Lake Mary, as a part of his 'Inauguration Jobs Jamboree' state tour, Thursday.
Scott was joined by Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:07 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday in the Florida Capitol courtyard for the state's new Fallen Firefighter Memorial.
"The memorial will serve as a daily reminder of our support for our fellow firefighters and emergency personnel,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The owner of a local financial services company faces fraud charges, accused of stealing more than $1 million in insurance premium payments from clients, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced Tuesday.
In a statement, Atwater's office...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:21 PM
THE VILLAGES — Jeff Atwater, the state's chief financial officer, will visit the huge retirement community on Thursday.
He is slated to spend time at GOP headquarters and then attend a 9-11 tribute at 6 p.m. at The Villages Public Safety...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:27 PM
In local public-affairs programming this weekend:
Former WESH-Channel 2 anchor Wendy Chioji talks about her latest project, the documentary "Conquering Kilimanjaro," on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Lisa Bell hosts. Joining the...
| Nov 19, 2014
It wasn't easy for Place of Hope to raise money right away for foster care housing when it took over the once dilapidated The Haven Campus in West Boca. But then Jay DiPietro stepped in.
Helping an established nonprofit extend its reach into Boca came...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This year's contest for Florida governor between incumbent Republican Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist drew interest around the country. Scott, despite struggling with chronically low public-approval ratings during his first term,...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Though facing little competition in November, state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater continues raking in money for his re-election campaign.
Atwater, a Republican, collected $88,855 from Sept. 13 to Sept. 19, bringing his overall contribution...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:31 PM
While the latest polls in recent days may have the Scott-Crist gubernatorial campaigns pretty much at a dead heat, the straw poll voters at the Farm Credit/Florida Ag Institute’s Candidates Forum in Orlando, Thursday, went all in for Scott & Co.,...