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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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  • Auto-insurance fraud no longer growing, report says

    Auto-insurance fraud no longer growing, report says
    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...
  • Scott takes oath of office, urges Northerners to move here

    Scott takes oath of office, urges Northerners to move here
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott entered the history books Tuesday, taking the oath for a second term and vowing to use it to continue cutting the scope of government and to brandish Florida's pro-business climate. Scott, the 45th governor of...
  • 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...
  • '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....
  • 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...
  • Gerald Bailey replaced as FDLE gets interim leader

    Gerald Bailey replaced as FDLE gets interim leader
    Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday replaced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey with the head of the Capitol Police. No explanation was immediately given for the change by the governor's office or the FDLE. The governor's...
  • Florida returns $900M in unclaimed property

    Florida returns $900M in unclaimed property
    Florida has returned a record $900 million in unclaimed property over the last four years, the Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, said Wednesday. Staffers in the Florida Bureau of Unclaimed Property have returned the money and merchandise since 2011,...
  • Photos, Video: Scott kicks off 2nd inaugural with statewide jobs tour

    Photos, Video: Scott kicks off 2nd inaugural with statewide jobs tour
    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...
  • State breaks ground on Fallen Firefighter Memorial

    State breaks ground on Fallen Firefighter Memorial
    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,...
  • Insurance agent stole $1 million-plus from clients, state CFO says

    Insurance agent stole $1 million-plus from clients, state CFO says
    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...
  • Scott, Cabinet members part ways on Camp Lonesome in Osceola County

    Scott, Cabinet members part ways on Camp Lonesome in Osceola County
    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...