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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

Top Jeffrey Atwater Articles

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  • Atwater to McCarty: Why does home insurance cost so much?

    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...
  • USF to begin digging at Dozier

    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...
  • Florida #5 for its sunny tax climate

    Florida #5 for its sunny tax climate
    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...
  • "Mr. Shaw'' passes away at 74

    [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...
  • New website to help Florida's military win financial battles

    New website to help Florida's military win financial battles
    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...
  • Florida CFO warns of health care scam

    Florida CFO  warns of health care scam
    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...
  • Atwater withdraws reporter subpoena

    Atwater withdraws reporter subpoena
    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...
  • Deerfield man with history of not voting announces candidacy for top state job

    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...
  • UPDATED: With FSU's help, Atwater goes after reporters' notes on Obamacare insurance report

    UPDATED: With FSU's help, Atwater goes after reporters' notes on Obamacare insurance report
    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-...
  • Lawmakers want to require high-school 'money' course for graduation

    Lawmakers want to require high-school 'money' course for graduation
    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,...
  • Richard W. Barkett, CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale REALTORS

    Richard W. Barkett, CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale REALTORS
    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...