| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Allison Tant, chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, doesn't have an easy job.
Even though most of the state's registered voters are Democrats, Tant's party doesn't control any of the statewide elected offices, the congressional delegation or...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:16 PM
All 600 inmates have been accounted for after an explosion that wrecked a four-story jail in Pensacola, Fla., killing two inmates and injuring 184 people.
Two inmates and one staff member remained hospitalized Thursday afternoon. Their conditions were...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Para los seguidores de temas políticos, hay una pizca de programas en CNN. Para los amantes de la comida, hay una pisca de Cooking Channel. Y para los devotos de ambos hay una mezcla cultivada en Florida que entrega delantales, cuchillos y batidores a los...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:23 AM
An explosion that killed two inmates and paralyzed a corrections officer at a Pensacola, Fla., jail was caused by a natural gas release inside the facility, investigators said Friday.
At least 184 people suffered injuries among the more than 600 inmates...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:47 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott isn't convinced that Citizens Property Insurance Corp. should have rebuffed his request for an international travel ban, even if the overseas trips were part of a $3.2 billion deal that saved the state-backed insurer...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The state's top insurance official, in a letter to CFO Jeff Atwater this morning, said that the drop in reinsurance rates doesn't necessarily mean cheaper rates for homeowners.
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty wrote Atwater...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:03 PM
In another ripple effect from Florida Atlantic University's moves to select a new president, state Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Parkland, is thinking about running for state chief financial officer this year.
"It's certainly way too early to rule it out. I've...
| 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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:53 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott has questions over a part of the new health care law that uses taxpayer-funded "navigators" to help sign up people for new insurance plans.
Scott has asked the Office of Insurance Regulation to brief him and the rest of...