| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly sidestepped questions about the hottest political question in South Florida, the presidency of Florida Atlantic University.
The presidential search became a political issue over the weekend when the state’s chief...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The political world is buzzing over the competition between two of South Florida’s most prominent Republicans who are competing for the presidency of Florida Atlantic University.
Though the candidacies of Jeff Atwater and George LeMieux are...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The date is set and invites are circulating for the Palm Beach County Mayor’s Ball – a black tie event intended to raise money for the homeless.
New Palm Beach County Mayor Priscilla Taylor pushed for holding the gala, scheduled for March 8,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Some say a university president’s primary function is to raise money. Others aver that an academic is best suited to steer an institution of higher learning to greater heights of excellence.
FAU has had its share of academic leaders —...
| 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...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Last week: Governor Scott is asking Florida businesses the best way to return taxes to residents and fuel further economic growth. Eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases. Invest in the reform of the homeowner’s insurance market. Target and...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Two big political names are among the 10 finalists for the president of Florida Atlantic University.
A presidential search committee selected Jeff Atwater, Florida's chief financial officer, and former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux for interviews later...