Tag: The Florida Cabinet

Mitch PerryMarch 7, 2017
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Historically, the Secretary of State in Florida was elected by the public, but that changed in 1998, when constitutional changes removed that position from the elected Cabinet of the executive branch. Now, 19 years later, Fernandina Beach Republican Sen. Aaron Bean wants to bring that position back into the Cabinet. At the Senate Committee on Ethics and […]

Michael MolineFebruary 10, 2017
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Jeff Atwater announced Friday that, following the conclusion of the 2017 legislative session, he would leave office to become vice president for strategic initiatives and chief financial officer at Florida Atlantic University. The move will allow Gov. Rick Scott and Atwater’s remaining Cabinet colleagues to name someone to fill the remainder of his second term […]

Associated PressOctober 4, 2016
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The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday warned boaters to start preparing for Hurricane Matthew, and Gov. Rick Scott announced plans to visit the state’s emergency operations centers along Florida’s east coast. Scott canceled Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting to make the trip. He wants to make sure counties are prepared if the storm moves toward Florida, spokeswoman […]

Jim RosicaMay 10, 2016
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University of North Florida President John Delaney is calling the school’s recent bond downgrade “a blip.” Delaney, a former Jacksonville mayor, spoke at Tuesday’s Florida Cabinet meeting about the slide. “I’d prefer to not even be here,” he said, half-jokingly. But Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam soon questioned the “the lack of notice of the downgrade,” saying “now we’ve got this […]

Jim RosicaApril 18, 2016
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Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet now have 67 names to pick from for state Insurance Commissioner. They decided to take more applications for the job after the March 29 Cabinet meeting, setting an April 15 application deadline. Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater had each favored two different candidates: Retired executive Jeffrey Bragg and state Rep. Bill […]


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