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Florida CFO Atwater Submits Formal Resignation, Last Day Will Be June 30

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is leaving his job at the end of the month. Atwater turned in his formal resignation letter to Gov. Rick Scott last week. Atwater announced back in February that he planned to step down …

Florida’s Chief Fraud Fighter Moves On: Atwater Recalls Successes, Frustrations With Industry

Lifelong Florida resident, long-time Florida politician, and head of the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS), Jeff Atwater shocked the state when he announced in February he would step down as chief financial officer at the end of the 2017 …

Florida’s CFO Atwater to Step Down After 2017 Legislative Session

In a move sure to shake up Florida’s political landscape, Jeff Atwater, the state’s chief financial officer, resigned Feb. 10 to take a job at Florida Atlantic University. Atwater, a Republican from Palm Beach County, had risen to the rank …

Florida Gov. Scott Facing Rising Seas, Climate Change Politics

When Florida Governor Rick Scott won re-election Nov. 4, he triumphed over both his Democratic challenger and California billionaire Thomas Steyer, who spent $20 million painting him as a climate-change denier. Scott, a 61-year-old Republican who during the campaign deflected …