Scott, Atwater Spar Over Insurance Commissioner

By Jim Turner The News Service of Florida Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 6:36 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 6:36 p.m. TALLAHASSEE — The state has resumed its search for a new insurance commissioner after Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater could not reach agreement Tuesday. Atwater recommended…

Hager, Bragg on Insurance Commissioner Short List

State Rep. Bill Hager and Jeffrey Bragg, who ran a federal terrorism risk insurance program, have made the short list to become Florida’s next insurance commissioner. The two, and maybe others, are expected to be interviewed — before one is possibly offered the job — by Gov. Rick Scott and state Cabinet members Tuesday. Meanwhile,…

Bryan Nelson for Insurance Commissioner? Not so fast

As reported by FloridaPolitics.com earlier this week, the pool of applicants to replace outgoing Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty is so far anything but impressive. The applicant list stands at 32 interested parties, yet only three appear to be eligible based on the state’s pre-screening questions. On Tuesday, we learned that former Rep. Tom Grady would not be applying…