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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Scott v. Atwater: The FDLE scandal comes to the Florida Cabinet

    Scott v. Atwater: The FDLE scandal comes to the Florida Cabinet
          Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater are going at it. The two high-powered Republicans, normally soulmates on the Florida Cabinet, are at odds over the way the former head of the Florida Department of Law...
  • Ouster of FDLE chief demands investigation

    Ouster of FDLE chief demands investigation
    Gov. Rick Scott is right: Leadership posts in state government are not lifetime appointments. But that fact doesn't get Scott off the hook if he misled the public about the replacement of the longtime commissioner of the Florida Department of Law...
  • FDLE chief's ouster could force changes in Cabinet hiring of leaders

    FDLE chief's ouster could force changes in Cabinet hiring of leaders
    TALLAHASSEE  — The abrupt ouster of the leader of Florida's main law-enforcement agency could lead to a major shake-up in how the state Cabinet and the governor hire top officials. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam on Wednesday called for an...
  • Rick Scott's FDLE scandal blows open, demands probe

    Rick Scott's FDLE scandal blows open, demands probe
    If someone accused Rick Scott of being a liar who abused the power of his office, I wouldn't normally call that big news. I might just call it Tuesday. Scott, after all, is one of the least popular governors in Florida history. And he's been dogged by...
  • Investigate charges that Scott abused power

    Investigate charges that Scott abused power
    Gov. Rick Scott and members of his administration are accused of abusing their power — and worse. By demanding an investigation into those accusations, the Florida Cabinet can remind Scott that he's governor, not emperor. Last week, the four-...
  • Gov. Scott won't explain shakeup at FDLE

    Gov. Scott won't explain shakeup at FDLE
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's main law enforcement agency is getting a new leader, but questions remain about why Gov. Rick Scott abruptly shook up the agency. Scott and the Florida Cabinet voted on Tuesday to appoint Richard Swearingen as the new...
  • Two needed changes Florida leaders should make this year

    Two needed changes Florida leaders should make this year
    The new year gives Gov. Rick Scott, Florida's Cabinet and state lawmakers the opportunity to effect meaningful change in the lives of Floridians. Scott and the Cabinet — Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam and Chief...
  • 'Scottish aristocrat' sentenced 21 months in prison for welfare fraud

    'Scottish aristocrat' sentenced 21 months in prison for welfare fraud
    The saga of a pair of self-described Scottish aristocrats who collected more than $167,000 in welfare and other benefits while living in a $1.2 million yacht in South Florida ended Monday with a 21-month prison sentence for "Lord" Colin Chisholm III....
  • Text of Gov. Rick Scott inauguration speech

    Text of Gov. Rick Scott inauguration speech
    Governor Rick Scott’s Inaugural Address Remarks as Prepared for Delivery First and foremost, thank you to the people of Florida. Without your confidence and support, we would not be here today. I certainly would never have made it here, or made it...