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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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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...