CFO Jeff Atwater

Former Panama City lawmaker Jimmy Patronis is remaining tight lipped as he assumes the title of Chief Financial Officer.

Panama City News Herald

Governor Rick Scott is earning praise and jeers for naming one of his staunchest allies, former Republican lawmaker Jimmy Patronis, to the Cabinet post of Chief Financial Officer.

Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier.
Florida Channel

Florida’s insurance officials are considering moves to rein in assignments after the Legislature again failed to take action.  The procedure allows service providers to work directly with an insurer, but some say they’re taking advantage of the system.

Florida Channel

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater hosted a ceremony Tuesday to honor the lives of Florida’s fallen firefighters.

CFO Jeff Atwater's twitter

While Hurricane Matthew didn’t hit the state as hard as some had feared, it left plenty of damage in its wake. More than 39,000 Florida residents have filed insurance claims—mostly due to property damage—and that number is expected rise.

As Hurricane Matthew barrels down on the East Coast of Florida, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is urging Floridians to make sure their financial files are in order.

Hurricane Hermine downed trees throughout the Big Bend region—cutting power and prompting insurance claims.
Nick Evans

Florida Cabinet officials are warning Big Bend residents to be wary of scams as Hurricane Hermine recovery continues.

Florida International University

You’ve heard it before. Hurricane Season is here. And it’s time to get ready. But Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater says there’s more to hurricane prep than one might think.

Florida Channel

Florida’s insurance commissioner is on his way out the door, but the Cabinet has again faltered in its efforts to name a successor.  They’re holding a follow-up meeting Friday.

Rep. Bill Hager (R-Delray Beach)
Mark Foley via FL House website

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is interviewing a House lawmaker to fill the post of insurance commissioner.  Rep. Bill Hager (R-Delray Beach) already has a good rapport with the Cabinet.

Fallout from President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is spilling over to Tallahassee, as Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater pushes to tighten Florida’s economic sanctions against the outlaw nation