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Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Jacques Albert Calixte, owner and operator of the Haitian American Association against Cancer in Miami, for stealing nearly $300,000 intended to help screen Haitian American women for cancer.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced that the latest audit of state contracts revealed a 14 percent improvement in state contract accountability. The improvement follows reforms pushed by CFO Atwater to audit state contracts, train state agencies how to write stronger contracts with clear deliverables and make the contracts available online for taxpayers to read and scrutinize.
Please see the attached letter from Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo clarifying the facts about New York and Florida’s business climates.

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Florida's first-ever insurance consumer advocate is headed back to the post he inaugurated nearly 25 years ago. For the third time, Steve Burgess, 65, will become Florida's insurance watchdog, state CFO Jeff Atwater said Tuesday.
Get the smelling salts: A Florida property insurer is asking for a 9.3 percent rate cut. Consumer advocates are applauding but wondering why more insurers can’t do the same thing.
Eleven days ago, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater asked a question that is on many Floridians’ minds: When will the cost of property insurance start coming down?