State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater met with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, four days after announcing he would resign later this year to become a vice president at Florida Atlantic University. Atwater told reporters after the meeting that the two men only briefly mentioned the search for a replacement; Scott will pick a new… Continue reading Atwater Says He Won’t Offer Names for Successor
Gov. Rick Scott and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater plan to meet Tuesday afternoon, as Scott prepares to appoint a replacement for Atwater. Update: The governor’s schedule did not list a topic of the meeting, but his office says it will be about legislative priorities. The CFO announced Friday that he will leave the… Continue reading Scott, Atwater to Meet On Legislative Issues
Gov. Rick Scott grabbed attention Tuesday when he took some not-so-veiled jabs at House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes, as they battle about funding for Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. And as if to drive home the point, Scott’s office sent out a transcript of his remarks to reporters. Here is that transcript from… Continue reading Scott’s Office Sends Out Transcript of Jabs at Corcoran
Gov. Rick Scott will join President Donald Trump on Monday for a visit to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, according to a schedule released by Scott’s office. Scott and Trump are slated at 12:30 p.m. to go to U.S. Central Command at MacDill.
Former state Rep. Perry McGriff, D-Gainesville, has died at age 79, the Gainesville Sun reported on its website. Here is a link to the Sun story.
Republicans have enjoyed almost total control of state government since Jeb Bush was elected in 1998. But by one measurement — voter registration — they have continued to lag behind Democrats. The state GOP, however, sent out a news release Thursday touting what it calls “Project Majority Red,” which is aimed at overtaking Democrats in… Continue reading RPOF Launches Effort to Win Numbers Game
With a close vote looming, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Wednesday he will vote against confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. In a brief statement, Nelson alluded to announcements that Republican senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska would oppose DeVos, who has been nominated by GOP President Donald… Continue reading Nelson to Vote Against DeVos