| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:01 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater wants to know why the cost of property insurance is so high.
In a letter to Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, Atwater noted that the cost of reinsurance has dropped significantly, yet homeowners...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:34 PM
By News Service of Florida
TALLAHASSEE -- Excavation of long-buried human remains from unmarked graves at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna will begin Saturday.
The weekend work outside the Boot Hill section of the closed...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater reported in his weekly eNewsletter that the Sunshine State ranks fifth out of the 50 states in the Tax Foundation’s 2014 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index.
Florida has some of the lowest...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:33 PM
[Note to readers: This earlier version of Mr. Shaw's obituary ran online only.]
Former U.S. Rep. and Fort Lauderdale Mayor E. Clay Shaw Jr., an institution in South Florida politics, has died at age 74.
Mr. Shaw passed away on Tuesday at Holy Cross...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The state is launching a new website to help Florida's 58,000 military troops win the battle against debt and fraud, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced.
Financial Frontlines will provide information and resources for military members...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is warning of a potential scam involving telemarketers calling people to sign them up for medical coverage as the Affordable Care Act takes effect Oct. 1.
Callers have posed as government agency...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:50 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's office has withdrawn a subpoena it filed with a Tallahassee-based public-radio station after learning the reporter was "uncomfortable" with the tactic.
Atwater's office has subpoenaed the audio and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:42 PM
William Rankin of Deerfield Beach says he wants to be Florida's next chief financial officer.
In a late-night email blast overnight Tuesday, Rankin declared he's seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent CFO Jeff Atwater of North Palm...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:02 PM
UPDATE: The subpoena has been withdrawn. Read more about it here.
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's office has subpoenaed the audio and notes from WFSU reporter Lynn Hatter following a radio report on the federal health-...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:41 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- It may not be enough to know economics or physics anymore. Lawmakers want to make it mandatory for high-schoolers to take a financial literacy course teaching them how to manage money and protect their credit scores.
Sen. Dorothy Hukill,...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Last week: I was reading an article in USA Today, “Retirement Living,” (Don’t ask me why as I am not there yet) and thought about Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The jest of the story was more baby boomers are being lured to the city for...