Jim RosicaJanuary 11, 2017

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 flaws in the Department of Financial Services‘ antiquated FLAIR accounting system, according to a report released Friday. (FLAIR stands for “Florida Accounting Information Resource Subsystem.”) The department is run by Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. […]

Jim RosicaOctober 30, 2015

State agencies on Friday presented their financial needs for next fiscal year in a series of public hearings at the Capitol. Executive-branch departments and others send in legislative budget requests, or LBRs, in advance of the regular session, when lawmakers draw up the budget for the next fiscal year. The 2016 Legislative Session begins Jan. 12. Here are […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 18, 2015

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater this week turned in his budget request for 2016-17, asking for $311.2 million. “The agency’s most important budget priority was $45.3 million to upgrade FLAIR, the state’s three decade old accounting system,” LobbyTools reported. “The agency is in the second year of replacing FLAIR with the Florida Planning, Accounting and Ledger […]


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