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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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  • New tone, but question remains: "Why?"

    New tone, but question remains: "Why?"
    Two members of the Florida Cabinet finally pushed back against Gov. Rick Scott's power grab. At Thursday's Cabinet meeting in Tampa, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam resisted Scott's attempt to replace the...
  • Here's what Bernie BondageBunny has over Starbucks

    Here's what Bernie BondageBunny has over Starbucks
    I want to start today's column by talking about bondage. Whips, chains, fuzzy handcuffs, you name it. This week, Tampa Bay has been abuzz over news that Fetish Con — an annual celebration of all things kinky — has moved its 5,000-attendee...
  • Florida Gov. admits he mishandled ouster of state's top cop

    Florida Gov. admits he mishandled ouster of state's top cop
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is saying he mishandled the ouster of the head of Florida's main law enforcement agency. Scott made the statement at the start of Thursday's meeting of the governor and Cabinet. He did not explain what exactly he could have...
  • 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...
  • Wendy Chioji talks to 'Flashpoint'

    Wendy Chioji talks to 'Flashpoint'
    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...
  • Group: Make insurance commissioner an elected position

    Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty hasn't been removed from office, but already the wheels are turning to prevent his successors from being fired. The Florida Association for Insurance Reform, a Fort Lauderdale-based nonprofit coalition of insurance...
  • 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...