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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, who also serves as Florida’s State Fire Marshal, today announced the recipients of the 2014 Fire Service Awards.  The CFO recognized the Coral Springs Fire Academy and 10 fire and rescue service personnel for their exceptional dedication to fire and rescue services during the past year. CFO Atwater presented the awards during a ceremony at the Capitol. He also honored the winners during today’s Florida Cabinet meeting at the Capitol.
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater issued a statement following the passing of HB 743 by the House Regulatory Affairs Committee, moving the bill closer to a vote before the full Florida House.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today released the following statement regarding the findings of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group’s (PIRG) 2014 Following the Money report, which gave Florida a grade of A-minus for overall transparency based on the Department of Financial Services’ Transparency Florida website.  Florida maintained its’ ranking as third in the nation, which marks consistent, vast improvement over prior years, and CFO Atwater remains committed to continuously improving government transparency and accountability.


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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?