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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 leaders demand insurers fork over fraud data

    Florida leaders demand insurers fork over fraud data
    Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate Robin Westcott told Florida Cabinet members today that the first thing required to address automobile insurance fraud is to get more information from the insurance industry on where the money for claims is going, what...
  • Tough questions on auto insurance fraud legislation

    Tough questions on auto insurance fraud legislation
    Despite support from Florida’s top leaders on the need for new laws to fight automobile insurance fraud, the proposals faced intense scrutiny at House and Senate insurance committee meetings today. Several Senators demanded insurers and others...
  • 8 charged in $70 million workers' comp scheme

    8 charged in $70 million workers' comp scheme
    Eight contractors have been charged in a $70 million "cheat to compete" scheme involving workers' compensation fraud and money laundering, Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti and Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced in a joint press...
  • FL Supreme Court: Law restricting public adjusters violates free speech

    The Florida Supreme Court today upheld a lower court's ruling that a state law barring public insurance adjusters from soliciting business right after a disaster violates free speech. The law was enacted to prevent public adjusters, hired by...
  • Insurance policyholder reps wins high court's support

    The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday sided with an appellate court and struck down a 2008 law that barred public insurance adjusters from soliciting business right after a disaster. The law was enacted to prevent public adjusters, hired by policyholders...
  • Florida Election 2010 by the numbers

     
    By Aaron Deslatte and John Maines More than 2 million Florida voters have already cast their ballots and more than $126 million has been spent on ads by candidates for governor, the Cabinet, the Florida Legislature and judicial branch this election...
  • Scott, Cabinet delve back into online hotel sales tax debate

     
    Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet delved back into the complicated and ongoing debate over how hotels sold online on sites like Priceline or Expedia be taxed, Thursday. Lawmakers, local governments and hotel operators have long battled over how hotel...
  • Cabinet confirms Scott adviser as new head of Vet Affairs

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet unanimously confirmed Scott Chief of Staff Mike Prendergast as the new head of the Department of Veterans Affairs Wednesday. I'm confident that mike is the best person to lead this agency and...
  • Read the official rationale for SunRail

     
    Here's Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad’s prepared text, announcing that Gov. Rick Scott had signed off on Central Florida's $1.2-billion commuter rail project: Good morning, thank you for joining me today.  As you all know, SunRail is...
  • Scott deputy comm director heading to RPOF

     
    TALLAHASSEE– Gov. Rick Scott's deputy communications director Brian Hughes will be the new mouthpiece of the Republican Party of Florida. Hughes, who served as Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's campaign communications director prior to...
  • A break on sinkholes, relatively speaking

     
    Some relatively good news on sinkholes: the giant rate increases Citizens Insurance Corp. wants homeowners to pay for coverage against the costly hazards may not be as intense as many had feared. A few days after a Sentinel editorial made the case for ...