The Florida Cabinet is saying farewell to Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, who is resigning his post early next month to work as the new Vice President of strategic initiatives and CFO for Florida Atlantic University.
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.
Advocates say domestic violence victims often stay in abusive relationships because they lack financial freedom. Florida’s CFO Jeff Atwater discussed the issue Wednesday with Tiffany Carr, President of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
The Florida Cabinet as well as stakeholders involved in the issue are reviving a discussion about what should be done with the now defunct Dozier School for Boys, surrounded by allegations of abuse and deaths over the course of a century.
As U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy starts his run for a senate seat this election cycle, some of the more progressive-leaning Democrats in Florida see him as an elephant in mule’s clothing. Florida progressives met to discuss what to do about the so-called “Wall-Street Democrat.”
Governor Rick Scott and the Cabinet have hired a prominent Florida law firm to defend them against allegations they secretly discussed firing former Florida Department of Law Enforcement head Gerald Bailey. The representation could cost taxpayers as much as 50 thousand dollars.