Joe Gruters says he’s a long shot for CFO position, but appreciates the mention

Sarasota Republican Party Chairman and House District 73 Representative Joe Gruters said on Wednesday that he’d be a “long-shot” to be selected

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Could anti-Donald Trump quotes hurt Pat Neal’s chances of becoming CFO?

Not surprisingly, Donald Trump hasn’t been too keen in hiring those associated with the “Never Trump” movement of conservative policy who surfaced

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Tom Lee files bill to protect Florida seniors in retirement communities

Tom Lee announced Wednesday he filed the “Protecting Florida Seniors from Financial Fraud Act,” seeking to safeguard Floridians in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

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Rick Scott talks John Delaney leaving UNF, Lenny Curry as CFO

Despite a persistent narrative in Jacksonville political circles that Gov. Rick Scott wanted John Delaney gone from the University of North Florida,

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Mystery website urges Scott to name Anitere Flores chief financial officer

A privately registered website is urging Gov. Rick Scott to name Sen. Anitere Flores to replace Jeff Atwater when he

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Outgoing CFO Jeff Atwater extols Florida’s economic performance, talks ‘legacy’

Late last week, Florida CFO Jeff Atwater announced that, instead of running for another office in 2018, he will take a

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Jeff Atwater’s surprise departure makes CFO job the hottest in state

Never mind who’s running for Governor in 2018, Floridians want to know which Republicans are in the running for Florida Chief Financial

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Mentioned as CFO contender, Tom Grady focused on university appointment

Former State Rep. Tom Grady says is focused the Florida Gulf Coast University president’s position, despite speculation he could be

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Politics, food and fun: Florida State Fair kicks off

With a mix of old and new, the annual Florida State Fair kicks off Thursday. In addition to obligatory references

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Jeff Atwater wins first round of $1 billion bonds fight with feds

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has scored a preliminary win in his fight against the federal government over U.S. savings bonds he holds

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Florida state workers getting prepaid tuition sign-up discount

Florida state employees who want to enroll in the state’s popular pre-paid tuition program are going to get a small

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Lawmakers look to raise money during upcoming legislative committee meeting weeks

It’s going to be a busy few weeks for Florida Republicans. House Majority announced fundraising events for seven House Republicans,

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Audit uncovers flaws in state’s accounting system

When you try to manage a multi-billion-dollar state budget with three-decade-old software, problems are bound to happen. An audit has found security

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera endorses Blaise Ingoglia for RPOF Chair

Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera is the latest high profile Republican to back Blaise Ingoglia in his bid for re-election

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Jim Rosica’s review of top state government stories in 2016

From algebra to Zika, 2016 brought a plethora of material to the Capitol Press Corps. Trying to pick the top state

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Adam Putnam political committee brings in more than $2.3 million in 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam raised more than $2 million in 2016, boosting his war chest ahead of a likely 2018

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Adam Putnam political committee brings in more than $2.3 million in 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam raised more than $2 million in 2016, boosting his war chest ahead of a likely 2018

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Adam Putnam political committee brings in more than $2.3 million in 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam raised more than $2 million in 2016, boosting his war chest ahead of a likely 2018

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Will Weatherford’s decision enhances, not removes, future options

I think Will Weatherford’s just-announced decision not to run for governor in 2018 merely delays the inevitable. I believe he

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All caps email leads to lawsuit against Sha’Ron James

A 64-year-old former employee of state Insurance Consumer Advocate Sha’Ron James says she was wrongly fired for, among other things, “sending James

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Jeff Atwater files blockbuster billion-dollar lawsuit against feds

Jeff Atwater wants the federal government to show him the money: More than $1 billion worth. Florida’s chief financial officer now is

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Jeff Atwater to deliver unclaimed money to South Fla. hospital

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater says he’ll hand-deliver a check worth more than $1 million in unclaimed insurance benefits to

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Northeast Florida recovers from Matthew, awaits comprehensive federal help

As Hurricane Matthew becomes a memory, yet another addition to the pantheon of tropical weather events that affected Northeast Florida,

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Bob Buckhorn calls on Florida Republicans to “put your country first” and vote for Hillary Clinton

Bob Buckhorn has a simple question for the four members of the Florida Cabinet regarding Donald Trump. “Where ya hidin’?” the Tampa

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AIF postpones annual conference ahead of Hurricane Matthew

The 2016 Associated Industries of Florida annual conference has been postponed, organizers announced Tuesday. The annual conference was scheduled to

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What to make of House candidate Jackie Toledo?

Jackie Toledo, the oft-controversial Republican running for Florida House District 60, has a major fundraiser planned for Wednesday. And while

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Rick Scott’s goal for final years in office: “Jobs, and then jobs, and then jobs”

For Gov. Rick Scott, Florida’s future priorities are the same as they are today — jobs, jobs, jobs. The Naples Republican

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Jeff Atwater urges legislative action to tackle workers’ compensation

CFO Jeff Atwater hammered home the need for workers’ compensation reform, saying recent decisions could have a significant impact on

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