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Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and state Rep. Geraldine Thompson, D-Windermere, want exoneration for the “Groveland Four,” expanding on pardons granted in January by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Cabinet in a prominent case from Florida’s Jim Crow era.

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Florida Supreme Court justices are the highest-paid statewide officials, with their salaries substantially higher than the amounts paid to the governor, state Cabinet members and legislators.

Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner Ronald Rubin was fired on Thursday.
Office of the Financial Regulator

Florida’s top financial regulator was fired Thursday by Gov. Ron DeSantis and Cabinet members, after a controversy sparked by an employee lodging a sexual harassment complaint.

CFO Jimmy Patronis Seeks To Make Cabinet Agenda Clear On Rubin

Jul 21, 2019
Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner Ronald Rubin was fired on Thursday.
Office of the Financial Regulator

State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants it spelled out that the Cabinet will act Thursday on the employment of suspended Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner Ronald Rubin and could discuss appointment of an interim commissioner.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody
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News Service of Florida

Florida’s new Cabinet lineup is once again a millionaires’ row.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and Attorney General Ashley Moody were elected to the Cabinet in November, joining returning Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. And while the new lineup is slightly less well-off than the previous Cabinet, Fried, Moody and Patronis each top seven figures in net worth, according to newly filed financial-disclosure reports.

The Assignment of Benefits issue that has been plaguing the property insurance industry for a few years may finally be changed. During Wednesdays Associated Press Legislative Planning Session Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis blamed bad actors who he says are twisting the law.

Bill Would Move Concealed Weapons Licenses To FDLE

Nov 30, 2018

The state’s concealed-weapons licensing program would be moved to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, under a measure proposed Thursday by Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation. 

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants wireless networks to be better prepared for disasters. Patronis is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to enact new regulations.

The Florida Healthy Kids Corp. Board of Directors is expected Thursday to consider waiving children’s health-insurance premiums for three months in a dozen counties slammed last week by Hurricane Michael.

As Election Day gets closer, key races for positions like Florida’s Senate, Governor and Agriculture Commissioner are closely watched. Yet the race for the state’s Chief Financial Officer appears to be flying under the radar.

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal has rolled out new training materials for employers of the state’s first responders. It’s to help those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The state Legislature should consider restricting how much insurance companies can spend on attorney fees when fighting workers’ compensation claims, state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis told The News Service of Florida on Thursday.

State officials are taking applications for a newly vacated seat on the Public Service Commission.

Former Panama City lawmaker Jimmy Patronis is remaining tight lipped as he assumes the title of Chief Financial Officer.