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Atwater Says He Won’t Offer Names for Successor

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

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Scott, Atwater to Meet On Legislative Issues

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

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Scott’s Office Sends Out Transcript of Jabs at Corcoran

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

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RPOF Launches Effort to Win Numbers Game

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