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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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  • Special interest squabbling creates obstacle for PIP reforms

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Year in and year out, top Florida policymakers argue that they need to reform the state's required no-fault auto insurance, a system they say is riddled with fraud. Yet, year after year, attempts to fix that problem go nowhere. The...
  • Rick Scott on stage before the Old Capitol Building

     
    Governor-elect Rick Scott is now on stage with Jennifer Carroll, Adam Putnam, Pam Bondi and Jeff Atwater as the new administration of Florida's state government prepares to be sworn in under clear but warm skies in Tallahassee. Scott entered with his wife...
  • Scott names five more top aides

     
    Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointment of five more top aides, including one holdover from former Gov. Charlie Crist's administration. Scott named Doug Darling as deputy chief of staff/director of Cabinet Affairs; Jesse Panuccio and C.B. Upton as...
  • New look – and media rules – for Florida Cabinet meetings

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The historic, new-look Florida Cabinet is holding its first meeting in the Capitol today. And Gov.  Rick Scott's office is christening the event with new rules for media access to the top elected officeholder in the state. A pre-...
  • Cost of winning governor’s mansion: $85 million

     
    Gov. Rick Scott obliterated all Florida campaign finance records with the $85 million he spent last year to defeat Bill McCollum in the primary and Alex Sink in the general election, according to final reports posted Tuesday at the Florida Division of...
  • Don’t expect Scott’s decision on SunRail before March 22

     
    Looks like Gov. Scott won't decide SunRail's fate before Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and a coalition of business and political leaders get the chance to bend his ear. Sometime between March 22-24. That's when Jacobs' chief of staff says Scott agreed...
  • Senate bids farewell to Senate Prez Haridopolos

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate said goodbye to Senate President Mike Haridopolos , who is finishing his last regular session as a member of the Senate. Following a video with tributes from Gov. Rick Scott, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Chief Financial...
  • PIP bill picks up a McCollum-inspired amendment?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The effort to reform Florida's no-fault auto-insurance law picked up an amendment in the House Friday that would prohibit the fraud-fighting “strike force” housed within Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's office from...
  • Pension-contribution fight taking shape before Supremes

     
    By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With Republican legislative leaders and the Florida League of Cities already weighing in, Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet officers have asked the state Supreme Court to approve a plan...
  • Florida’s CF-DOH! Atwater’s premature celebration on healthcare law

     
    In his rush to be the first to praise freedom and liberty — because, you know, someone has to stand up for those deeply controversial ideals — Florida CFO Jeff Atwater had a terrible, horrible bad six minutes. Here's what his office put out at...
  • CFO jumps the gun on ruling

     
    Reacting to early buzz that was wrong, Florida CFO Jeff Atwater praised the U.S. Supreme Court this morning for its ruling on the health care law. Read more about it here...