Florida Cabinet News

Updated: Florida Gov, CFO at a Standstill Over Next Insurance Commissioner

For the second time in a month, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater could not reach an agreement over who will become the next insurance commissioner for the state. At the April 26 Florida Cabinet Meeting, …

Florida to Interview 2 More for Insurance Commissioner, McCarty Delays Departure

The Florida Cabinet will interview two new candidates for the soon-to-be-open Florida insurance commissioner post at its April 26 meeting, in addition to the two candidates interviewed last month. In the meantime, current Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty notified the …

Florida Gov. Rejects CFO’s Pick for Insurance Commissioner, Application Reopened

Florida Gov. Rick Scott made it known Tuesday that his choice for the next Florida insurance commissioner would not be State Representative Bill Hager. “I won’t second it,” was Scott’s quick response to Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s motion to …

The Final 2: Bragg, Hager Last Men Standing for Florida Commissioner Job

For the first time in 13 years, Florida is preparing to appoint a new insurance commissioner. The pool of 55 candidates has been whittled down to just two. Per recommendation of the Florida Cabinet, Jeffrey Bragg and Florida State Rep. …

Candidates Wanted: Florida Insurance Commissioner Application Posted Online

The search is on for the next Florida insurance commissioner – the first one to be appointed to the office since current Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty took office in 2003. McCarty announced on Jan. 6 he would leave office in …